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AHEPA Releases Global Greek Bicentennial Schedule of Events



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AHEPA, the largest Hellenic-based organization worldwide, releases a comprehensive schedule of events for the Greek Bicentennial. AHEPA’s districts and chapters globally will acknowledge the Bicentennial of Greece in the upcoming months, with social distancing and public health being of primary concern. The below schedule is comprised of AHEPA communities throughout America, Canada, Europe, Greece, and Cyprus.

“In line with March as the month of Greek Independence Day, we are providing the diaspora with this schedule as a service to the worldwide community. AHEPA will continue its celebrations beyond March and throughout the year, culminating in the AHEPA Supreme Convention in Athens from July 25 to July 31 this summer. We encourage the public to continue practicing social distancing but to consider participation honoring the Greek Bicentennial, culminating in the AHEPA Supreme Convention” stated Supreme President Horiates.

Last week, AHEPA re- released as a  the lead-up to the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence, an online version of an AHEPA-published book about America’s contributions to Greece’s fight for independence, “The 1821 Greek War of Independence and America’s Contributions to the Greek Cause.“

We also continue with our full schedule of online events as well, adding to a robust and well deserved commemoration of the Greek Bicentennial year. AHEPA has and will throughout 2021 continue in it’s publication, The Ahepan, as well as on internet platforms the promotion of the Greek Bicentennial, the American assistance to the Greek War of Independence and AHEPA’s critical century long role in the alliance between Greece and the United States.   

AHEPA Mother Lodge District 1 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi. South Carolina, Tennessee)  

  • March 25, 2021 Atlanta, GA Olympic Statue
  • Nashville, TN  Commemoration at Nashville Parthenon

AHEPA Citrus District 2 (Florida, Puerto Rico and Bahamas)   March 25, 2021

  • Tarpon Springs will raise a flag at St. Nicholas
  • Clearwater – will raise flag at city hall

AHEPA Capital District 3 (North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, DC)   March 7, 2021

  • Baltimore – Initiation of New members

March 18, 2021

  • Washington, DC – Commemoration at Global headquarters

March 25, 2021

  • Annapolis – Commemoration at Brumidi Statue

AHEPA Power District 4 (Pennsylvania)   March 25, 2021

  • Flag Raising Harrisburg scheduled

April 10, 2021

  • Fort Mifflin – Greek Bicentennial Honors marines

Event and commemoration of Marine barracks that also supported the Greek War of Independence with “a soldier’s mite”, raising funds for the Greek committee. Time TBD April 24, 2021

  • 7pm Philadelphia  “Bank to Bank” Night Walk

Meet at the First Bank of the United States, 120 S. 3rd Street and proceed to Second Bank of the United States, 420 Chestnut Street. The First Bank was the first Greek architecture building in the United States. The Second Bank , modeled after the Parthenon, led to Philadelphia being called “New Athens”     AHEPA John G Thevos District 5 (New Jersey and Delaware)   March 8, 2021

  • Monmouth Battlefield, Monmouth NJ

March 25, 2021

  • Flag Raising at Patterson City Hall
  • Wilmington, DE  Flag raising and Commemoration Odyssey Charter School

March 27, 2021

  • Proclamation with Governor, Trenton, NJ

AHEPA Empire District 6 (New York)   March 25, 2021

  • Greek Independence and Flag raising, Bowling Green
  • Syracuse, NY Flag Raising

AHEPA Yankee District 7 (Connecticut, Rhode Island)   February 27, 2021

  • Providence, Rhode Island – Commemoration on the Green, Brown University

at AHEPA Dr Samuel Gridley Howe Monument   AHEPA Bay District 8 (Massachusetts)     February 27, 2021

  • Boston, Mass. – Wreath at grave of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe

AHEPA New England District 9 (New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine)   March 20, 2021

  • Nashua, New Hampshire – Noon proclamation and Flag raising City Hall

AHEPA Automotive District 10 (Michigan)   March 21, 2021

  • Commemoration at AHEPA Demetrios Ypsilanti Monument; Initiations of new members

Ypsilanti, MI   AHEPA Buckeye District 11 (Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia)   March 25, 2021 

  • Columbus, Ohio Capital Flag Raising Luncheon
  • Canton, Ohio Proclamation Weeklong Flags on Main Street

AHEPA Hoosier District 12 (Indiana)   March 25, 2021  

  • Presentation of Greek Flag to Governor of Indiana – Indianapolis
  • Various proclamations throughout the state

AHEPA Blue Ribbon District 13 (Illinois, Wisconsin)   March 25, 2021

  • Commemoration at AHEPA War Memorial Chicago, Ill

April 15, 2021

  • Presentation of AHEPA Heroes medals to Chicago Hellenic Retired Police Officers Association

AHEPA Grainfield District 14 (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota)   March 25, 2021

  • Greek Independence Celebration – Minneapolis, Minnesota

AHEPA Delta District 16 (Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas)   March 25, 2021 

  • Dallas, Texas and  Houston, Texas – Greek Independence commemorations

AHEPA Rocky Mountain District 17 (Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Wyoming)   March 25, 2021

  • Denver, Colorado  Greek Independence commemoration

AHEPA El Camino Real District 20 (Southern California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada)
March 27 through April 2

  • Tucson, Arizona AHEPA National Golf Tournament weeklong festivities

AHEPA Golden Gate District 21 (Northern California, parts of Nevada)

  • Presentation to California Lieutenant Governor Kounelakis TBD

AHEPA Firwood District 22 (Oregon, Washington, Alaska)   March 25, 2021

  • Seattle, Washington – Greek Independence Commemoration
  • Portland, Oregon – Greek Independence Commemoration

AHEPA Canada Beaver District 23 (Quebec, Ontario, Maritimes)   March 25, 2021

  • Ottawa , Montreal and Toronto Separate Greek Independence Flag raisings and proclamations .

AHEPA Royal Canadian District 24 (Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton)   March 25, 2021

  • Greek Independence Commemoration Winnipeg, Canada

AHEPA Hellas District 25 (Greece)  

  • AHEPA 99th Supreme Convention Commemorating Greek Bicentennial July 25-31 Athens, Greece

AHEPA British Columbia District 26 (British Columbia, Canada)   March 25, 2021

  • Vancouver Proclamation – Weeklong Flags on Main Street
  • Greek Flag raisings and proclamations at Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria and Penticton City Halls

AHEPA Cyprus District 27 (Cyprus)   March 25, 2021

  • Greek Independence Commemoration; Initiation of new members

AHEPA European District 28 (All of Europe except Greece and Cyprus)
March 25, 2021

  • London, Paris, Germany, Netherlands, Vienna and throughout continent celebrations.

Additionally, every state governor has received a letter from Supreme President Horiates asking for a proclamation. We will keep people updated once those are received.  

Because of COVID-19, some events may be canceled or postponed. Kindly contact basil@ahepa.org for up-to-date information.

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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. 

AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism. 

For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.

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