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Greeks celebrate national OXI DAY with military and students’ parades (video)

With parades, military marches and wreaths Greece celebrated its national holiday known as Oxi Day, marking the day the country said “No” to the ultimatum of fascist Italy to allow the Axis forces to enter its territory and officially entered into the WWII on 28. October 1940. The major military …

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Greece celebrates OXI Day without parades due to pandemic (videos)

Fighter jets and helicopters flew over Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities on Wednesday morning to mark the national OXI Day holiday as military and students’ parades have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional events to honor the fight against Nazism and Fascism were held with a very limited …

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Greece cancels National OXI Day parades due to the pandemic

Greece has cancelled the traditional parades to celebrate the National OXI Day due to the pandemic. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday that with decision of the prime minister, the parades by students and military forces in Thessaloniki on October 28, 2020, will be cancelled. The decision to cancel …

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“Volunteering” & “Social Contribution”: Greek Gov’t narrative of Oxi Day, War against Italy

High-ranking members of conservative New Democracy are determined to drive Greeks nuts with regards the history of the country. In the new narrative of the new government, on 28. October 1940, Greece did not fight fascists, Nazism and the Axis powers but ‘populists‘, and the Greeks were not soldiers but …

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Sofia Vembo “Children of Greece, Children”: The inspiring song of OXI Day

Sofia  Vembo, the national voice of Greece during the Greek-Italian war and the Axis occupation. The singer and actress became a major inspiration for the soldiers fighting at the war front and for the people in general. Her most famous song that encouraged the Greek soldiers during the Greek-Italian War  …

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OXI Day – 28. October 1940: Watch Live the Military Parade 2019

OXI DAY – 28. October 1940 – The day Greece rejected the Italian ultimatum to surrender to the Axis powers. The day marks the beginning of the war between Greece and Italy that ended in the country’s occupation by Nazi Germany. Greeks celebrate the historical day with a big military …

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Deputy mayor wraps house with huge Greek flag on OXI Day occasion (video)

On the occasion of the national holiday OXI Day, the deputy mayor of Argos-Mycenae wrapped his whole house with a huge flag. The flag is 140 square meter, local media report. The flag decorates the mayor’s house in Nea Kios, a village in the Argos-Mycanae Municipality. It is a custom …

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The Hour of Greece: Historic exhibition in Athens on OXI Day occassion

On the occasion of this year’s celebration of Ohi Day, Hellenic American University | Ηellenic American College and the Greek America Foundation, in collaboration with the General State Archives οf Greece, are pleased to present the exhibition “The Hour of Greece”. The exhibition is held under the aegis of the …

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“Greeks save Macedonia”: Anti-Prespes protest during Oxi Day parade (videos)

Macedonia protests against the Prespes Agreement between Greece and FYROM were part of the official parade held in Thessaloniki to commemorate the Oxi Day, the historic day when Greece rejected the Italian invasion on 28. October 1940. “GREEKS SAVE MACEDONIA” was read on two placards held by children, when Members …

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Oxi Day 28. Oct 1940: Watch Live the Military Parade in Thessaloniki

The Military Parade in Thessaloniki to commemorate the 28. October 1940 when Greece rejected the Italian ultimatum to allow troops enter and occupy the country. The Greek-Italian war became inevitable. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt In a highly symbolic gesture, Italian President Sergio Mattarella attends the Parade upon invitation of …

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OXI DAY 28. Oct 1940: The Italian ultimatum and Greece’s resistance to Axis forces

With military parades, patriotic songs and pride Greeks celebrate the day that went to history as the OXI Day. It is the day Greece said NO to Italian invasion of Greece on 28. October 1940, that marked the beginning of the Greek-Italian war and ended in occupation by the axis …

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Thessaloniki from the cockpit of an F-16 during OXI Day airshow (video)

Haven’t you always wanted to know how the city of Thessaloniki looks like from the cockpit of an F-16 fighter jet? The video below has been released by the Greek Air Force and features the impressive flight of F-16 from Zeus Airshow Team performed by pilot Sotiris Stralis on the …

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Celebrating OXI Day – 28 October 1940 – Historical pictures

Oxi Day on October 28 commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said, “No” to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or otherwise face war. Metaxas’ OXI (No) led to Greek counterattack …

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Greeks celebrate OXI-Day – some reckon the Referendum NO

Greeks celebrated OXI-Day in hope that it will never turn into a YES. Just kidding. Seriously: in October 1940, Greeks said OXI (NO) to Italy’s ultimatum that Greece surrenders to the powers of Axis. Result: Greece came under occupation by fascist Italy first and nazi Germany later. In July 2015, …

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OXI-Day – Greece’s “No” to Axis Forces on 28. October 1940

 Occupation Forces and Ultimatums. It’s not just a history chapter.  Every year, since 2010, we experience the same thing: ultimatums by the country’s lenders. Every time, when  the country should receive the ‘rescue bailout tranche’: ultimatums. Say YES or there is no money. Modern times ‘axis’ forces: so-called “Task EU Forces” …

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