Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Greek community celebrated Greek Independence day this past Sunday. Some 45 organizations and churches came together along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to commemorate the 194 anniversary of liberation from under the Ottoman yoke. The day began in Olde city Philadelphia at St. George Greek Orthodox cathedral, the heart of the historic Greek community. It concluded at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church in Upper Darby, where poems were read and traditional folk dancing was performed in honor of their native land and freedom.

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