Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

Independence Day

Fourth of July: How Ancient Greece Inspired American Independence

Greek Americans have one more reason to be proud on the Fourth of July each year because they don't only celebrate America's Independence Day, but also the great influence of Hellenism on the birth of the American nation. The ideas...

Trump Blames China for Coronavirus Pandemic in 4th of July Address

U.S. President Donald Trump blamed China for the spread of the coronavirus while he vowed to defeat the radical left during his 4th of July address at the White House. Among the invited guests were frontline medical staff who...

The Ancient Greek Ideals that Inspired American Independence

"Two hundred and thirty-six years ago, a new American Nation was founded on an old Greek principle — democratic rule by a free people. We trace this enduring idea to ancient Hellas, where Greeks brought forth the world’s first...

John Stamos Hosts Socially Distanced ‘A Capital Fourth’ For PBS

This July 4, John Stamos and Vanessa Williams will be hosting a different kind of Independence Day celebration for the 40th anniversary of "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS. Stamos and Williams both shot their performances remotely, and fireworks will be...

US Embassy in Athens Gearing Up For Independence Day in Colorful Display

The historic Chancery Building of U.S. Embassy Athens, designed by Walter Gropius – one of the most prominent figures of modern architecture - has been lighted in the colors of the American flag as the U.S mission in Greece...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Greece Cancels All Independence Day Student Parades

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that all student parades which traditionally take place across the country every March 25, on the occasion of Greece's Independence Day, will be canceled this year. The decision comes as the latest addition to a series...

Fourth of July Marked by Reception at US Embassy in Greece (photos)

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt hosted a reception to mark Independence Day on Tuesday with guests including politicians, entrepreneurs, artists and prominent Americans living in Athens. At his welcoming remarks at the ambassador's residence, Pyatt said that the United...

Greeks Celebrate Independence Day in South Africa (photos)

The Greek community in South Africa commemorated Greek Independence Day on Sunday March 18 in Johannesburg with a liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen, followed by a festival at Saheti School. Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria...

U.S. Embassy in Athens Hosts Independence Day Reception

Prominent politicians, businessmen and members of the Greek American community attended the reception given by U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt‏ for Independence Day. The reception was held in the gardens of the U.S. Embassy in Athens on Monday. In his...

John Stamos Will Host Independence Day Celebration at US Capitol

Actor and producer John Stamos has been tapped to host the 37th annual "A Capitol Fourth" on PBS this year on July 4th - Independence Day. The show is always broadcast live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol,...