Pontian Greek Genocide

95th Commemoration of the Pontian-Greek Genocide in New York

Each year the descendants of the Pontian-Greeks along with all Hellenes and Phil-Hellenes across the United States and Canada commemorate the victims and honor...

Hatzis’ Dive Recalled 100 Years Later

Stathis Hatzis was a sponge diver and local hero from the island of Symi, Greece, who managed to secure a line to the fouled...

Family of Smyrna Survivors Honor Jennings for Rescue

In 1922, Turkey and Greece were in the middle of a war, during which scores of thousands of people were killed. Now, two Greek...

The History of Greektown Chicago from the 1840s to Present Day

As with many cities throughout North America, Chicago's Greektown came about as a result of Greek ship captains arriving in the city during the...

First Greek School Opened in the US in 1776

Οn the occasion of today’s celebrations for the Three Holy Hierarchs, protectors of education and letters, the Greek language is being praised as a...

Spyropoulos Says March 25 Day Of Unity

The U.S. Regional Coordinator of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), Theodore Spyropoulos, in a message about March 25th anniversary, talked about the...

Alexander The Great’s Lineage Debated

Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism in the USA, Stephen Schwartz, seems to be a supporter of the Greek origin of Alexander...

Anthoula Katsimatides Reflects on 9/11; Talks about Memorial

Anthoula Katsimatides lives 9/11 each and every day. That day she lost her brother John, then 31. Since that time, she has served on...

“The Past In Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus” by Rebecca Bryant

July 20, 2010 will mark 36 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the subsequent occupation of nearly 40% of its territory. In her new...

N.Y’s Greeks Mark Independence Day

It's a little delayed from March 25, but Greek Independence Day will be celebrated in New York on April  7 with a traditional parade,...
President Barack Obama Issues a declaration on the 2014 Greek Independence Anniversary

President Obama Issues Proclamation on 2014 Greek Independence Anniversary

US President Barack Obama released a proclamation on the occasion of Greek Independence Day, to be observed March 25th, 2014. The US President calls...

Thesmophoria: An Ancient Greek Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving day is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, something...

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