Hellenic pride was on full display at the annual Greek Independence Day parade on May 5th in Chicago's famed Greektown. The fun and spirited event remembers the time when Greek revolutionaries and allies would rise up and gain victory over the oppressive Turkish empire in 1821.
Family and friends showed up on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and honored the floats and marchers representing churches and organizations from all across Chicagoland. Guests of the parade also enjoyed fellowship and dining at the many Greek restaurants on Halsted street.
This event photo gallery is sponsored by Papagalino Cafe & Pastry Shop — serving the Niles area with delicious Greek and European flavors including souvlaki, homemade pitas, sandwiches, spanakopita, Greek Frappes and more. Restaurant and bakery open seven days a week.