New York: Thousands Attend 193rd Greek Independence Parade

Greek Parade in New York 2014

Thousands of people flocked to the heart of New York City on Sunday to celebrate the 193rd annual Greek Independence parade.

New York City’s parade, the largest Greek parade in the country commemorates the 193th anniversary of Greece’s independence after 400 years of Turkish Ottoman rule on March 25, 1821 and also is a day of Greek-American pride.

The National Greek Parade stepped off at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street and continued its march up to 79th Street on Sunday March 30th, 2014.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was among the dignitaries who participated in the parade and included a large group of prominent Greek-Americans.

The parade has a strong tradition, representing the largest gathering of Greek-Americans outside of Greece. Since 1938, the parade attracts over 100,000 spectators annually with approximately 25,000 participants.

It is a day of remembrance, pride and inspiration for the Greek-American Community.

Watch the video from the 2014 Greek Parade in New York City.