Greektown celebrates 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day with virtual event March 25, including Greek singer Glykeria

Greektown Shopper’s Reward program offers $50 rebates for patrons who spend $200 at Greektown restaurants in March

Greektown Chicago is hosting a free virtual celebration of the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day on Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. CST, including a special performance from popular Greek singer Glykeria of the song “Να ‘τανε το ’21” (Let it be ‘21), which commemorates the start of the Greeks’ fight for independence in March 1821. The event will be streamed on the Greektown Facebook page.

Greektown’s virtual celebration includes a dynamic history of Chicago’s Greek American community with stories from prominent Chicagoans and archival photos highlighting the city’s Greek Independence Day celebrations and parades over the past 126 years—plus a special crowd-sourced video montage of images and memories from families across Chicagoland, joining us virtually to celebrate Greece’s bicentennial.

Prominent members of the Greek American community featured in the March 25 event include:

  • Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas
  • Dean Richards, Entertainment reporter and critic for WGN TV & host at WGN Radio
  • Anna Davlantes, Host at WGN Radio
  • Susanna Homan, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Magazine
  • Dan Mihalopoulos, Investigative reporter at WBEZ Radio
  • Dr. Angeline Beltsos, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Vios Fertility Institute
  • Judge Peggy Chiampas, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Dr. George Chiampas, Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Soccer/Men’s National Team
  • Judge Anna Demacopoulos, Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Bishop Demetrios, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Dr. Young Richard Kim, Associate Professor and Head of Classics & Mediterranean Studies at UIC
  • Marianthi Koritsaris, Principal/Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Plato Academy
  • Dimitra Korri, Four-time Greek National Figure Skating Champion
  • George Reveliotis, Greektown SSA Commissioner and Owner of Artopolis Bakery, Cafe & Agora
  • Endy Zemenides, Executive Director of Hellenic American Leadership Council

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Greek independence, Greektown Chicago also presents a monthlong Greektown Shopper’s Reward program now through Wednesday, March 31, 2021, offering a $50 gift card rebate for customers who spend $200 or more at the neighborhood’s restaurants and submit qualifying receipts via email. Offer available while supplies last. Full rebate details and rules are available at

For the Greektown Shopper’s Reward, receipts will be accepted from the following restaurants:

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