No Day (Ohi Day)

Greeks celebrate the Ohi Day on the 28th of October. Ohi Day (also spelled Oxi Day) is a national holiday in Greece that commemorates the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas of an ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940, to allow Italian forces to occupy Greece during World War II. The word “ohi” in Greek means “no,” and Metaxas famously responded with a resounding “oxi” to the ultimatum, which became a symbol of Greek resistance against the Axis powers. Ohi Day is celebrated with military parades, school and public ceremonies, and the raising of the Greek flag throughout the country.

In Corfu every year on the 28th of October a big parade takes place in Corfu Town in which schools, the navy, scouts and philharmonic bands proudly participate.

28th October Parade

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