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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...

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...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Greece Cancels All Independence Day Student Parades

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that all student parades which traditionally take place across the country every March 25, on the occasion of Greece's Independence Day, will be canceled this year. The decision comes as the latest addition to a series...

Cyprus Marks Independence Day With Military Parade

Celebrations to mark the 59th anniversary of the Cypriot Republic's declaration of independence on Tuesday included a military parade attended by President Nicos Anastasiades. Cyprus achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1960 and became a member of the Commonwealth...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Marches With the Greek Flag on Independence Day

A very tall flag-bearing man marching in the center of Athens streets was none other than Giannis Antetokounmpo, as he walked with young athletes on March 25, 2013. Atetokounmpo has returned to his native country to celebrate the anniversary of...

Thousands Gather for Greek Parade Along Toronto’s Danforth Avenue (video)

Toronto’s Greek community celebrated Greek Independence Day with a parade on Sunday along Danforth Avenue. The parade started at Donlands and Danforth Avenues and headed west along Danforth to Broadview Avenue. https://twitter.com/SenatorHousakos/status/1109876221461057543 https://twitter.com/brandongonez/status/1109869195481747456 The annual parade marks the Greek War of Independence against...

Thousands Dress Up and Party at Sunday's Grand Carnival Parade in Patras

Thousands of visitors and residents of the city of Patras are enjoying the sunny weather by dancing and singing at the Grand Carnival parade on Sunday. The Carnival has been taking place since the 19th century. Every year, approximately 30,000 people...

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...

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...