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OXI Day

Italian President to Attend Thessaloniki 'Oxi Day' Parade

A series of festive events commemorating Saint Demetrios, Thessaloniki’s patron saint, the city's liberation from Ottoman rule, and the October 28 national holiday of "Oxi Day," will commence on Friday in Macedonia's capital Italian President Sergio Mattarella along with the...

Greek Minority in Albania Celebrates “OXI Day”

The Greek minority in Albania enthusiastically commemorated the October 28th “OXI Day” in a series of celebrations that lasted three days. Celebrations started on Thursday, when students from Greek schools of Agioi Saranda participated in an art program in the...

The One Student 'OXI Day' Parade that Wasn't Worth of a Flag Pole

Nine-year old Christos marched alone at a ceremony marking ‘OXI Day’ on the small Greek island of Arkioi, in the Dodecanese. Christos is the only student of the primary school, the only school on the island. Maria Tsialera, his dedicated...

Spectacular Military Parade on ‘OXI Day’ in Thessaloniki (photos, videos)

Thousands of people gathered in the centre of Thessaloniki to watch the military parade to commemorate the 'OXI Day'. Greek military units, including armoured vehicles, tanks, infantry and Special Forces marched in front of the President of the Hellenic Republic...

F-16 Demo Team Pilot Quotes Churchill During Air Demonstration

One of the most flattering Winston Churchill quotes for Greece was repeated today by an F-16 Greek Airforce pilot during airplane demonstrations for the national "OXI Day" celebrations in Thessaloniki. After Greek forces resistance delayed the Nazi invasion in southern...

Burying Treasure During WWII: Photo Exhibit at National Archaeological Museum

An exhibition of historical photographs at the National Archaeological Museum (NAM) will commemorate OXI DAY, when Greece turned down an Italian ultimatum for free passage on October 28, 1940 and thus entered World War II. "In the shadow of the...

Eleven-year-old Afghan Boy to Carry Greek Flag in "OXI Day" Parade

Amir; an 11-year-old refugee boy from Afghanistan, will carry the Greek flag during the annual school parade to commemorate the October 28, 1940 anniversary of Greece’s refusal to ally with the Italian Axis powers in World War II, known...

OXI Day: The Most Impressive Parade in Recent Years [video]

The military parade in Thessaloniki in celebration of October 28 (OXI day) was the most impressive in recent years, culminating the three-day festivities event that started with the Feast of Saint Dimitrios, patron saint of the city, on October...

Road Closures, Traffic Diverted in Athens for October 28 Celebrations

Roads will close and traffic will be diverted in Athens and Piraeus on October 28, to make way for the parades commemorating the national Oxi Day, Attica police said. In Athens, traffic will stop from 9 a.m. until the end...

Athens City Center to Have Restricted Vehicle Access for Oxi Day Parades; National Roadway Network Detours Over Weekend

This Friday vehicles will not be able to enter many roads around the city center of Athens as the capital will be closed off for the annual Oxi Day parades, which commemorates Greece's former military general and Prime Minister...