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PM Mitsotakis on OXI Day: Drawing on Historic Greek Values to Face Today's Challenges

On the occasion of OXI Day, the great national holiday of Greece, when it celebrates the resounding "NO!" uttered by its Prime Minister to Mussolini's forces on October 28, 1940, the Greek President and Prime Minister spoke at events...

Don't Let History Fade Away: Touching Video of Greek Patriots on OXI Day

A touching video was released on social media on the 80th anniversary of OXI Day depicting soldiers dressed in the uniforms of the 1940-41 war walking in modern-day Athens. According to the creators, the video is meant to spread the...

Greek Air Force Pilot: OXI is the Loudest Message in World History

A Greek Air Force pilot, flying with his F-16 on Wednesday morning, sent a message to all Greeks for the celebration of the 28th of October. "Greeks, from Orestiada to Gavdos and from Othonoi to Kastellorizo, remember that the most...

OXI Day Event to Celebrate Courage and David vs. Goliath Spirit

Thousands of people from the US, Greece and around the world are expected to tune in for the 10th annual OXI Courage and Service Awards ceremony, which will be streaming live on October 28 from Washington D.C. at 12...

Australia’s PM Scott Morrison: OXI Day a Beacon That Lit Our Way to Victory

The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison on Wednesday described OXI Day as "a beacon that lit our way to victory," in a message honoring the determination and sacrifice of the Greeks in the Second World War. "Eighty years ago,...

Massive Greek Flag Overlooks Athens For OXI Day

The mayor of the southern Athenian suburb of Glyfada installed a huge Greek flag on the slopes of Mount Hymettus, overlooking the capital city, for the celebration of the Greek national holiday of OXI Day. The 800-sqaure meter (8,611 square...

Greece Marks OXI Day Without School or Military Parades

Greece will mark the 80th anniversary of the heroic OXI Day on Wednesday without the annual military parade which traditionally takes place in Thessaloniki, due to the coronavirus pandemic. As cases of the virus skyrocketed over recent weeks, all mass...

In About-Face, Turkey Cancels OXI Day Exercises — Again

In yet another abrupt about-face after declaring on the weekend that would in fact hold its war games, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, Turkish officials stated on Monday that they had decided to cancel the exercises. The...

Greek Archbishop Ieronymos Urges Greeks to Avoid Crowds on OXI Day

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the country, urged his fellow citizens to avoid large gatherings on the national holiday of OXI Day, October 28. The Greek government has already...

OXI Day Military, School Parades Cancelled Across Greece This Year

Stelios Petsas, Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and government spokesman, announced on Monday that the country's traditional military and school parades on October 28th would not take place this year due to coronavirus concerns. Although Greece's virus numbers remain...