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Just a few days ago, March 25, Greeks from all over the world and many here, in Chicago and the United States celebrated Greek Independence Day. No other ethnic group suffered as much as the Greeks did. Imagine 400 hundred years of being occupied by the Ottoman Turks. Four hundred years!!! The Greeks became crafty to save their language and heritage by taking it underground, hidden away from the Turks. Such interesting history I must learn more about, but back to Chicago Greek Independence Day. This holiday is a dual celebrated day, not only for freedom but also for a...

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Ah, my first blog post. It's my turn to write now. A new medium. As a passionate Greek-American, it shouldn't be too difficult to write about our wonderful Hellenic heritage, my thoughts and observations. For me, it's been quite easy. I have been fortunate to have grown up in a family that spoke Greek and understood its importance in the American landscape. Growing up Greek in San Francisco along with other Greek families and friends, attending the Greek Orthodox Church, Greek school and the many activities that were associated in this unique circle has shaped me into what and who...

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Welcome to our new blog! We're going to make it a point to come here frequently and blog about all things Greek. Maybe, we'll even talk about non-Greek things. Time will tell. In any case, thank you for visiting, and come back soon!

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