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OXI Day

Acropolis Museum Celebrated October 28 with Free Entrance for Families

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will open its doors to families with children aged eight to 12 years old on the October 28 as part of the national holiday.  Families can explore the Parthenon Gallery with the aid of a new...

Swedish Metal Band Praise Greece and October 28th in Song

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton wrote a song in which they glorify the "OXI" of Greeks to the Italian army and the bravery of Greeks through the ages, from Spartan Leonidas to the warriors of the Pindos mountains. The band,...

Greek Community in Canada Celebrates “Oxi” Day

For yet another year, the Greek community of Montreal celebrated the “Oxi” national day with brilliance and mass participation on Sunday. Doxology for those who gave their life in the Albanian Front took place in Saint George Cathedral by...

Greeks of Australia Celebrate “Oxi Day”

The Greeks of Melbourne commemorated OXI Day with pomp and circumstance. The celebrations took place in different suburbs of Melbourne, but the most crowded were at Oakley and at Northcote. The celebrations at Oakley were organized by the Greek Community of...

OXI Day: Iconic Images of Greece in WWII

On October 28th, millions around the world will commemorate OXI Day, a day honoring Greece’s courageous resistance during WWII. On October 28th, 1940, the Italian ambassador to Greece, Emanuele Grazzi delivered an ultimatum from Benito Mussolini to Prime Minister Ioannis...

Acropolis Museum Celebrates "Oxi Day"

In celebration of "Oxi Day," on October 28, Acropolis Museum will offer its visitors free admission and special events. October 28 is an important national holiday in Greece as it commemorates the day Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas rejected the ultimatum given...

No Syrtaki Record, But Greek for a Day

Some 20,000 people attended the Being Greek Festival, a festival full of kefi, held in Sydney on Oxi Day, Oct. 28. it was organized by the municipality of Kogarah, the Greek community in the region and other immigrant organizations,...

Metropolitan Augustine Blasts Racism in Greece

Orthodox Metropolitan Augustine of Germany's Ecumenical Patriarchate has condemned what he called "xenophobia and racism, wherever they're coming from," noting an increase in racist and anti-immigrant attacks in Greece. Speaking to the Greek version of  Deutsche Welle, he stressed that,...