The parade celebrates the 194th anniversary of Greek Independence.
The parade represents the largest gathering of Greek-Americans outside Greece.
It is a day of remembrance, pride and inspiration for the Greek-American Community.
The parade is also a celebration of the creation of an independent Greek nation.
In 1828, with the help of a French expeditionary force, the Greeks drove the Turks, who occupied Greece for hundreds of years, out of the Peloponnese and proceeded to Central Greece. As a result of years of negotiation, Greece was finally recognized as an independent nation in May 1832.
The victory is celebrated March of every year by the modern Greek state, which is a national day, and for many Greek expatriates, an international holiday.
Since 1938, the parade attracts over 100,000 spectators annually with approximately 25,000 participants.
The parade started on 64th Street and 5th Avenue. Rolled north to 79th Street, while the floats went up to 81st Street