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Students in Serres get creative to commemorate OXI Day

Students in Serres get creative to commemorate OXI Day

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, OXI Day celebrations were cancelled across Greece. However, this did not stop students in Neo Souli, Serres, from commemorating the important National Holiday safely and…

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.…

Joe Biden celebrates the 80th anniversary of OXI Day

Joe Biden celebrates the 80th anniversary of OXI Day

Joe Biden- former vice president of the United States, now the Democratic presidential nominee- posted a message on social media on the occasion of OXI Day. “Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary…

Huge Greek flag "flies" on a building in Kavala

Huge Greek flag ‘flies’ on a building in Kavala

To commemorate the Greek National Holiday of October 28th, a huge Greek flag last night ‘waved’ on a building wall in Kavala, one of the regional units of Greece. The video projection…

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 5

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' 8

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…