01 April, 2006
Events by Greek-Americans in celebration of the anniversary of Greece's National Independence Day on March 25, will culminate in New York this weekend.
On Sunday, at 8 p.m. (Greek time) the great parade will start at Manhattan's 5th Avenue.
The parade will be preceded by a Te Deum at the Holy Trinity Church and a reception with greetings by official guests.
The Greek government will be represented by Macedonia-Thrace Minister George Kalatzis and Deputy Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization Minister Athanasios Nakos.
This year's parade is dedicated to the Greek immigrants and to youth.
The events will be attended by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) President Andrew Athens, the president of "Marathon" bank, Paul Stathopoulos, and businessman John Ragos.
Source: Athens News Agency