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Oxi (No) Day in Greece 2018

Where:   All over the country, Greece
When:    Sunday, October 28, 2018
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October 28th is, according to modern Greece history, the day when Greece demonstrated its national coherence and fighting as an independent nation for the freedom and liberty of it citizens.

On October 28th 1940, Greece Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, refused to accept the ultimatum of Benito Mussolini, the ruler of Italy, which demanded that the Greek army will surrender to the Italian army hence Greece will turn to be an occupies country.

The response to the ultimatum, given to the Italian ambassador Emanuele Grazzi was of one word ''Oxi'' (in English ''No''). The proud expression of this ''No'' is celebrates as a national holiday, the Oxi(No) Day, all over Greece, Cyprus and the big Greek communities all over the world. Mass fiestas, parades, street shows, music and folklore dances are part of the celebration. In the evening the colorful fireworks light the sky.

Military parades are held In Thessalonica and Athens.
Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
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Soldiers guard at the Parliament Building in Athens
Soldiers guard at the Parliament Building in Athens, CarniFest Online © All Rights Reserved
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Admission fee:
Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO)
26, Amalias Athens
Phone: +30 210 3310392
Fax : +30 210 3310640

Athens travel information
Dialing code: 1
Longitude: 23.73333°
Latitude: 37.98333°
Greece information address: Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou-EOT (Greek/Hellenic
Tourist website: www.gnto.gr

Greece country details
Location: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey.
Capital: Athens
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +30
Language: Greek

Greece background and overview:
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. A military dictatorship, which in 1967 suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country, lasted seven years. The 1974 democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981 Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the euro zone in 2001.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]