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Boston’s 28th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade on April 7

BOSTON, MA – GreekNews USA

The 28th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade of Boston will return on Sunday, April 7th at 1:00pm starting at Boylston & Exeter Streets and concluding at Boylston & Charles Streets.

Immediately following the parade, the Boston Common will transform into “Plaka” Athens’ central square, with a Greek cultural celebration packed with Hellenic heritage.

The New England Evzones and local Greek dance troupes will perform dances from all over Greece, as attendees are encouraged to try their hand at Greek dancing and indulge in authentic Greek food which will be provided by Greek street trucks and vendors. 

In commemoration of Greece’s independence from Ottoman Rule, which began on March 25, 1821, this year’s parade is presented by the by the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England (FHASNE), supported by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Tourism, and in cooperation with the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston (MBC) and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston.

Earlier, an official Doxology will be offered at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Boston following the Divine Liturgy presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

The annual Pre-Parade Dinner Gala will take place the night before, April 6, at Ithaki Mediterranean Restaurant located inside the Holiday Inn at 1A Newbury Street in Peabody, MA. The reception begins at 6:30 pm followed by a dinner at 7:30 pm.