Going Greek: NYC Greek Independence Day parade

March 27, 2011 3:34:11 PM PDT

That's the sound of Greek pride filling the air in Manhattan on Sunday as thousands celebrated their heritage.

A sea of blue and white flags waved proudly along Fifth Avenue as revelers marched in the 73rd annual Greek Independence Day parade. Music and merriment was everywhere from 64th to 79th street in Midtown.

The theme of this year's parade: Visit Greece; the place where mythology says Greek Gods like Zeus once stood high atop Mount Olympus.