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OXI Day

Zimbabwe’s Greek Primary School’s OXI Day Celebration

A Greek school in Zimbabwe, Africa, celebrated OXI day in the most original way. Guided by a Greek teacher, the students made a human Greek flag, as it has never been done before. The Hellenic Primary School is located in...

OXI Day in Uganda Marks Eternal Struggle for Freedom and Justice

The anniversary of "OXI Day," the day in October of 1940 when the Greek people refused to bow to the Italian request to conquer the nation, is always a cause of celebration throughout the world where Hellenism has set...

Monument Commemorates the Women of the Pindos

There is a relatively unknown monument, among the many from World War II, that praises the brave women of Pindos who contributed to the great victory against the Italian army. The unsung heroines of October 28, 1940 are definitely the...

The Statistics of Pride: Greek Resistance to Axis Forces Longest in Europe

Greece's resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of western Europe, with the exception of the UK, which was never occupied outside of the Channel Islands. According to historical record,...

Historic Spitfire in Spectacular Thessaloniki Flyover on OXI Day

A historic Spitfire from the Hellenic Air Force flew over Thessaloniki on OXI Day, participating in the traditional military parade for Greece's national celebrations on Thursday. The aircraft, which was last seen slicing through Greek skies 68 years ago, flew in...

Greece Marks “Oxi Day” with Spectacular Military Parade in Thessaloniki

Greece marked "OXI Day", the anniversary of when the nation said “No” to the fascist aggression in 1940, with a military parade in the center of the city of Thessaloniki on Thursday. Military units, including armored vehicles, tanks, infantry and...

The Greek OXI Was a Message of Freedom to the World

Throughout the history of Greece, the word "OXI" ("No") was spoken to the enemy several times in several different ways, most famously on "Oxi Day." It was on the lips of Leonidas when he faced the mighty Persian army...

Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Hellenic Spirit

Greek soldiers gained fame around the world in modern times for their incredible courage and fierce resistance against the Italian and German invasions in 1940 and 1941 and also during the brutal years under Axis occupation. Historical figures have long...

OXI Day: Why Italy Attacked Greece

When Italy attacked Greece on the Albanian front on October 28, 1940, the Hellenic Armed Forces were expecting the move and were well-prepared

OXI: How Greece Delayed the German Attack on Russia

Greece's contribution to World War II was far greater than simply defeating the Italian army and shaming fascist leader Benito Mussolini by saying "OXI," or "no" to his demand to allow Italian troops into the country. The Greek army fought...