Greek Independence Day | 03-24-23
On this Friday edition of Sid & Friends in the Morning, we spend all morning celebrating Greek Independence Day here on 77 WABC. The Greek War of Independence, between 1821-1829 liberated and decolonized Greece from four hundred year of Ottoman occupation. March 25th was chosen to begin the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire. In 1829, Greece was given its independence under the London Protocol of February 1830. In Greece and Cypress, schools are closed as are many businesses. There are local parades in many villages and cities. Children dress in traditional Greek costumes and wave Greek flags. In Athens, the parade is attended by the President of the Republic. The military is honored and a wreath laying service is held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Many cities around the world, including New York City, celebrate Greek Independence Day with large Greek communities. Curtis Sliwa, John Catsimatidis, Ernie Anastos, Teddy Atlas, Noam Laden, Joe Tacopina, Frank Catania and Tony Orlando join the program on this Greek Independence Day!
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