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Tampa Lights Up Blue and White to Honor the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence Day

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The City of Tampa will shine blue and white on March 25 to honor the Bicentennial Anniversary of Greek Independence Day.

WHAT: Old City Hall and downtown bridges will illuminate blue and white (the colors of the Greek flag) at sundown on March 25 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence Day.
WHEN: March 25, 2021 at sundown (approximately 7:45 PM)
WHERE: Old City Hall (315 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602) and downtown bridges
DETAILS: This year marks the 200th anniversary since the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire. The City of Tampa is proud to help honor this important holiday for the Greek community in Tampa and around the world by lighting downtown landmarks the colors of the Greek flag—blue and white.

For over a century, Tampa has been a key focal point for the Greek-American community, serving as the location for the Consulate General of Greece in Florida—the only consulate located in Tampa with all other European consulates in the state residing in Miami.

Furthermore, in 2019 Tampa strengthened its relations with Greece by becoming a sister city with Heraklion, Crete.

Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa would like to wish “Xronia Polla” to the Greek community.