Tarpon Springs, Florida is known for being the Sponge Capital of the World and its Greek culture. In fact, Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek nationals of any city in the U.S.
Greek Independence Day is celebrated annually on March 25th as it commemorates the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821.
It also coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church's celebration of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would bear the son of God.
Yesterday on March 20th, Tarpon Springs held their Greek Independence Day Parade. As a Greek American myself, it was a proud moment to stand across from the dignitaries' platform on Dodecanese Blvd. and witness our newly elected officials stand with our current officials.
I witnessed Greeks, Americans, Greek Americans and visitors to our town (Yes, I'm proud to call Tarpon Springs home) lining our streets waving both Greek and American flags. I love our town and the love the people have for our culture!
We hosted Greek organizations throughout the state. Just look at this little one getting her Greek Flag! A proud day, indeed! ζήτω η Ελλάδα
Let us wish this freedom for all!
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