Oxi Yiorti

Here are some pictures from our Oxi day yiorti.

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The Greek holiday ‘Oxi Day’ is celebrated every year in Greece on October 28th and mostly remembered for general Ioannis Metaxas’ strong reply of ‘oxi’ (no) to Mussolini’s request to allow Italian troops to come into Greece at the beginning of WW II.

The result of this stern message was powerful, and in the end, helped to maintain Greeceā€™s course of neutrality for generations to come. Nevertheless, the Italians did invade Greece, but were subsequently driven back into Albania.