Posts Tagged ‘bicentennial’

Sail to Freedom Event Pays Spectacular Tribute to Greek Bicentennial

Sail To Freedom in New York Harbor, June 7, 2021. Credit: greece2021.nyc The Sail to Freedom event, held on Sunday, June 7, was a gala celebration of the Greek bicentennial, the diaspora and the contributions Americans made to the Greek cause. New York City’s salute to Greece, two hundred years after its War of Independence […]

Diaspora Sends Hundreds of Proposals to Mark Greece’s Bicentennial

Young Greek-Americans show their pride by holding the Greek flag with the illuminated Savannah Convention Center behind them. Credit: Vasilis Varlagas The Greek Diaspora has sent hundreds of proposals for actions and events marking Greece’s bicentennial, “Greece 2021” committee president Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki said on Friday. “The committee has received 319 proposals for actions and events […]

Beirut’s Sursock Museum Illuminated in Blue and White on Greek Bicentennial

Sursock Palace and Museum in Greek colors. Video screenshot The Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon celebrated the Greek Bicentennial on Thursday as the Sursock Palace and Museum glowed in the blue and white to commemorate the Greek Bicentennial of the War of Independence. H.E. the Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. Catherine Fountoulaki, issued a statement on […]

Utah Honors Greek Bicentennial with Raising of Acropolis Flag

A flag that flew atop the Acropolis in Athens will be presented to the people of Utah in commemoration of the Greek bicentennial on Thursday. Credit: Greek government Officials including Utah governor Spencer Cox and the Very Reverend George Nikas of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake took part in ceremonies honoring the […]

US Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Greek Bicentennial

US Senator and noted philhellene Sen. Bob Menendez sponsored a resolution commemorating the Greek Bicentennial this week. Credit: Scrumshus /Wikimedia Commons/ Public Domain The US Senate passed an official resolution honoring the Greek Bicentennial, with Record Support from a long list of senators from all over the United States, on Wednesday. On the eve of Greece’s […]

Boston Celebrates Greek Bicentennial with Illuminations, Flags

Boston’s iconic Museum of Fine Arts glows in blue and white and the Greek flags are flying now to commemorate the Greek bicentennial. Credit: Yorgos Efthymiades Boston, Massachusetts, a hotbed of philhellenism during the formative years of Modern Greece, celebrated the Greek Bicentennial this week with illuminations, flag-raising ceremonies and other events. Credit: Yorgos Efthymiades […]

Sydney Opera House Bedecked in Greek Flag for Greek Bicentennial

The Sydney Opera House was the scene of a jaw-dropping display of the Greek flag on Thursday evening as the sails of the building were illuminated in the Blue and White for the Greek bicentennial. Credit: Nick Papas/@PapasFilmPhotography A spectacular scene unfolded this evening at Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House as the white “sails” of […]

Greece to be Honored by Costa Rica on Shared Bicentennial

Credit: Bruce Thomson/CC BY 2.0/flickr The nations of Greece and Costa Rica are both celebrating the bicentennial of their independence this year, with Costa Rican authorities planning to illuminate their iconic National Insurance Building in the capital city of San Jose in blue and white on March 25th. Greeks in Costa Rica are already celebrating this […]

“Blue Skies” Events Commemorate Greek Bicentennial in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh’s iconic City-County Building will glow in blue light from March 25-27 in honor of the Greek War of Independence. Credit: Facebook/City-County building A series of events called “Blue Skies” in Pittsburgh will cap a month-long celebration of the Greek bicentennial of the War of Independence in western Pennsylvania this week. The Greek-American Community of […]

National Hellenic Museum Celebrates Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

Photograph of a Greek National Day parade featuring a statue of Aristotle. The National Hellenic Museum will be celebrating the Greek War of Independence all week. Credit: NHM Collection. 2013.21.26. Courtesy of Constantine Stamis. The Bicentennial of Greece’s War of Independence  will be celebrated all this week in programs sponsored by the National Hellenic Museum […]

Bangor, Maine Will Illuminate Walkway in Honor of Greek Bicentennial

The Parkway in Bangor, which will be illuminated in the blue and white all this week in honor of the Greek bicentennial. Credit: Patricia Claus/Greek Reporter Bangor, Maine, a New England city that attracted many Greek immigrants in the early 1900s, will honor them and the Greek bicentennial this week, as its pedestrian walkway linking […]

Rhode Island to Illuminate State House on Greek Bicentennial

The Rhode Island State House will be illuminated in the blue and white on Thursday, March 25 to celebrate the Greek Bicentennial of the War of Independence. Credit: State Senator Leonidas Raptakis The Rhode Island State House is joining the list of locations all around the United States and the world as it will be […]

Lowell, Massachusetts Will be First US City to Honor Greek Bicentennial

City Hall in Lowell, Massachusetts. Visible in the foreground is a raised island containing monuments to the city’s early Greek immigrants, Cardinal O’Connell, and the city’s Irish-American Community. Credit: Emw /Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY-SA 3.0 The venerable New England city of Lowell, Massachusetts, once home to so many Greek immigrants that it was dubbed “America’s Acropolis,” […]

Bicentennial Celebration Of Beloved British Writer William Cobbett Cancelled Because Of His ‘Truly Vile’ Antisemitism™

Enthusiasts intending to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Rural Rides, a much beloved book by the 19th century British writer William Cobbett, have dropped their plans after Jews complained that his works were riddled with so-called “Jew-hate”: Cobbett’s Rural Rides, in which he writes of his encounters with labourers in southern England to highlight the […]

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