Metropolitan Methodios Celebrates Greek Independence Day at the 19th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston

The Greek Independence Day Parade is a national celebration in the United States of America. Greek Americans across US cities organize Greek parades to celebrate the independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. In Boston, proud Greek-Americans from all over New England lined Boylston Street and joined in on the fun this past Sunday, April 7, to celebrate their heritage which featured floats, marching bands and colorful ethnic costumes.

Grand Marshalls:

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, The Hon. Ilias Fotopoulos, Mr. John Arvanitis, DEA Special Agent, New England Division  

Also shown Themis Karatzas, President of the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of New England and Mike Nikitas, NECN

Honorary Grand Marshals:

The Honorable Rob Consalvo, Boston City Councilor

The Honorable Felix Arroyo, Boston City Councilor

The Honorable Matt O’Malley, Boston City Councilor

The Honorable Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor

The Honorable John Connolly, Boston City Councilor

The Honorable John Pantazopoulos, Senator, Australia

The Honorable Lou Raptakis, RI State Senator

The Honorable Thomas Katsandonis, NH State Representative

The Honorable Lou Evaggelidis, Sherriff Worcester

The Honorable Eleftheria Booras, NH State Representative

(Photos taken by Alex Mavradis)