Every year, our Greek school and members of our church participate in the annual Greek Independence Day parade in downtown Boston to celebrate the important date of March 25, 1821, Greece’s rebellion against the Ottoman Empire that led to their independence.
Both students and adults dress in traditional Greek costumes or blue and white, the colors of the Greek flag, to parade in the streets of Boston. We also prepare a float with a different theme every year such as the labors of Hercules, Odysseus and the Sirens, the Nine Muses, and other famous Greek myths.
- Greek parade 2008: The theme of our float this year was the Ninth Labor of Hercules, Hercules and the Amazons.
- Greek parade 2007: In 2007, our church presented Hercules and the Esperides on the float, the eleventh labor of Hercules.
- Greek parade 2006: The theme of our float in 2006 was the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
- Greek parade 2005: The theme of our float in 2005 was Odysseus and the Sirens, taken from Homer’s The Odyssey.