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Greeks in Austria Celebrate National Ochi Day

Hellenic Diaspora in Austria commemorated the National Day of Ochi, the anniversary of General Ioannis Metaxas’ flat denial to the Italians’ request for free passage to invade Greece.

In addition, representatives of Cypriot and Greek authorities were in attendance, under the head of Greek Ambassador to Austria Panayotis Zografos.

The celebration events began with thanksgiving in the Cathedral Church of Agia Triada in Vienna, where the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Metropolitan of Rhodes were present. Afterwards, a commemoration ritual took place in honor of the Greeks lying at the hostorical cemetery ‘Sankt Marxer’ of Vienna.

Alexander Ipsilantis and many other Greeks are lying at ‘Sankt Marxer’ cemetery, next to the grave of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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