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City of Detroit, MI Ready for 21st Annual Greek Independence Day Parade on May 7

DETROIT, MI – Greek News USA

Detroit’s 21st Annual Greek Independence Day Parade will take place on Sunday May 7 in the city’s historic Greektown. 

The parade will celebrate the 202nd anniversary of the Greek Revolution and the beginning of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 as well as the Hellenic Heritage of the Greek American community in Michigan.

About 60 groups, including parishes, schools and associations, student Hellenic clubs, traditional dance groups, the local Evzones, and other organizations will march from Campus Martius Park down to Monroe Street and through the famous Greektown to the Greektown Hotel. Parishioners from the neighbouring cities of Toledo, OH [Holy Trinity Church] and Windsor, Ontario, in Canada will once again join in celebration.

The Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade also helps support the Hellenic Museum of Michigan through community grants and awards, school and collegiate outreach, and fundraising.

The parade begins at 3pm. Earlier a Doxology service will be chanted at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, [707 East Lafayette Street in Detroit], at 12 pm, with His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit presiding.

At 1:30 pm, a reception will be held with dignitaries, a dance performance, and press preview at the Atheneum Suite Hotel, [1000 Brush Street].

This year’s Grand Marshall, is the local AHEPA Chapter president, Tony Manolias.            

Dignitaries include Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Consul General of Greece in Chicago Manos Koubarakis.

A post-parade ceremony with dance performances and a street festival will follow.

Detroit’s Parade, one of the largest Greek parades in the U.S, is being organized by an independent Committee [Detroit Independence Day Parade Committee (DGIDC), since 2001.