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nadellii

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There won't be any parades :( so I'm looking for fun ways to keep the Greek spirit alive, any tips?

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Hopefully 2022 there will be Greek parades like normal!

For this year I plan on wearing blue and white on Greek Independence Day March 25th!

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Joni T.

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There won't be any parades :( so I'm looking for fun ways to keep the Greek spirit alive, any tips?

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Last year we ALMOST went to march in the Greek Independence Day Parade in Tarpon Springs. That got canceled of course....no big celebration this year either. There's a church service on this morning, Feast of the Annunciation, that is a consideration. Ill wear blue and white and nothing much beyond that.
 
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Joni T.

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Hopefully 2022 there will be Greek parades like normal!

For this year I plan on wearing blue and white on Greek Independence Day March 25th!

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Hopefully 2022 there will be Greek parades like normal!

For this year I plan on wearing blue and white on Greek Independence Day March 25th!

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I remember one year attending the Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston. Such a beautiful way to celebrate our heritage. I also remember that when I was in Jr. High, I had a Greek friend who would buy me a blue and white carnation that she and I would proudly wear that day. I also remember that on that day, the kids of the church would do a Greek Independence Day program at coffee hour. Oh my oh my...Lord willing, all will be back to "normal" some day soon.
 

greek_ggirl

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Things are so depressing these days I need to spend March 25th playing Greek music in my house, dancing and celebrating what it truly means to be Greek: to have kefi and make it through difficult times with spirit and grace. Happy Independance Day everyone!!! Xronia polla!!
 

k_tsoukalas

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I am going to get back to the roots of history, and do a little studying as to why we celebrate in the first place. For the longest time, I thought March 25th signified the END of the struggle with the Ottoman Empire, but instead, it is considered to be the beginning of the war that led to independence, but it is also the day that marks the beginning of the independent Greek state. I was shocked when I learned that because my perception was a lot different than the reality.
 

StamatiaMaria

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If you live in Boston, the city is lighting up buildings and bridges blue to commemorate the day!
 
I am going to get back to the roots of history, and do a little studying as to why we celebrate in the first place. For the longest time, I thought March 25th signified the END of the struggle with the Ottoman Empire, but instead, it is considered to be the beginning of the war that led to independence, but it is also the day that marks the beginning of the independent Greek state. I was shocked when I learned that because my perception was a lot different than the reality.
Wow I had no idea either. That sort of changes the way I view the whole holiday. Looks like I have to brush up on my history too lol, thanks!
 
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