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Day of Ohi (Oxi) 2024

Flower garlands and placards all over the streets signify the anniversary of Greece's historic declaration "No!"

Dates: October 28

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Folk festivals and various musical and theatre performances are a common thing in Athens nearly every weekend. However, particularly sonorous are national celebrations like the Day of Ohi or Oxi which is also known as the anniversary of "No." Apart from street performances, the main features of the festival are street decorations such as flower garlands and placards. The celebration is held to commemorate an important event in Greek history, which dates back to the ​Second World War when Greece refused to surrender to Italy without fighting, and the Greek-Italian war began. Proud Greeks live through the history annually on October 28th.

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