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Man Covers His Entire House With a Greek Flag Ahead of ''Oxi Day'' Celebrations

A massive Greek flag was fastened onto a rooftop, covering an entire house in Greece's Nea Kios, in the Peloponnesian Peninsula on Saturday. Ahead of the ''Oxi Day'' celebrations on Monday, October 28, Giannis Athanasopoulos, the deputy mayor of the...

What if the Greeks Did Not Say "Oxi" on October 28, 1940?

October 28 is a Greek national holiday, but not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of a victory or a liberation day, as is...

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...

Greece to Formally Protest Katsifas' Death in Northern Epirus

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs will issue a formal protest to Albania in response to the shooting death of 35-year-old Greek Konstantinos Katsifas, who was shot dead by Albanian authorities in the village of Bularat (Vouliarates) in northern...

Blind Grade School Student in Oxi Day Parade Touches Hearts (video)

A blind second grade student won over the hearts and minds, as well as the applause of the audience, as she paraded with the help of two fellow students during Sunday's Oxi Day parade in the village of Rahes...

Katsifas 'Executed' Claims Largest Greek Organization in Albania (video)

Omonoia, the social, political and cultural organization that promotes the rights of Albania's Greek minority, has asserted that Konstantinos Katsifas was executed by Albanian forces. Katsifas was shot and killed by Albanian police on Sunday. In a statement, the organization...

Impressive 1940s-Styled 'OXI Day' Parade in Evia's Karystos (video)

The town of Karystos in Greece’s Evia celebrated 'OXI Day'' in its own special way on Sunday morning, October 28. The good weather allowed for hundreds of people to attend the parade at the town’s waterfront street. Apart from the town’s...

Greek President Pavlopoulos: 'OXI Day' Inspires The Struggle Against Fascism

''The great 'NO' uttered by Greece on October 28, 1940, remains forever current and must inspire the struggle to defend the European edifice against those 'nostalgic' for Fascism and Nazism'', the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said...

'OXI Day': Spectacular Military Parade In Thessaloniki (video)

Thousands of people, locals and tourists, gathered in the center of the city of Thessaloniki to watch the military parade to commemorate ''OXI Day'', on the occasion of Italy's invasion in Greece on October 28, 1940. Greek civilian groups from...

Italy To Officially Apologize For Declaring War Against Greece in 1940

78 years after Italy’s wanton declaration of war against Greece on October 28, 1940, the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, will officially apologize on behalf of the Italian people to Greece. Mattarella will attend the military parade on the occasion of...