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Patras commemorates OXI Day with vehicle motorcade

Patras commemorates OXI Day with vehicle motorcade (VIDEO)

A procession of vehicles drove through the streets of Patras on Wednesday to commemorate OXI Day. Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese.…

A message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios on OXI Day

A message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios on OXI Day

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, has issued a message on the occasion of OXI Day, which you can read here- The heroic “NO” of October…

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

On October 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. The feast-day of the Holy Protection of the…

Omonia Square fountain illuminated in blue and white

Omonia Square fountain illuminated in blue and white

The Municipality of Athens illuminated the Omonia Square fountain in blue and white to commemorate commemorate 28 October 1940, OXI Day. The Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, posted a photo and a…

Commemorating October 28, ‘OXI Day'

October 28 – ‘OXI Day’

OXI Day on October 28, 1940, commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Metaxas said “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito…

October 28 Oxi Day celebrations cancelled because of COVID-19 1

October 28 Oxi Day celebrations cancelled because of COVID-19

By decision of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, there will be no student and military parades on October 28 to celebrate Oxi Day, as announced by government spokesman Stelios Petsas. It is recalled…

Honouring the ANZACS on 'Oxi Day' 9

Honouring the ANZACS on ‘Oxi Day’

‘Oxi Day’ marks the beginning of Greek post-WWII migrants arriving in Australia and it also highlights the strong bond between the two countries as Anzac troops defended Greece during the war.  In…

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi 14

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

On October 28 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary.  The feast-day of the Holy Protection of the…

Commemorating October 28, 'OXI Day' 23

Commemorating October 28, ‘OXI Day’

OXI Day on October 28, 1940, commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas said “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito…

Free entry to Acropolis Museum on National Day 25

Free entry to Acropolis Museum on National Day

The exhibition grounds of the Acropolis Museum will be open on October 28, with free admission. At the same time the restaurant will be open. Specifically, on the 28th of October, the…