Ohi Day 2017

October 28, 2017 in Greece and Cyprus

Ohi Day is observed on October 28, 2017. Ohi Day (also spelled Ochi Day) is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world each year, to commemorate the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas (in power from August 4, 1936, until January 29, 1941) of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940. This ultimatum, which was presented to Metaxas by the Italian ambassador in Greece, Emanuele Grazzi, on October 28, 1940, after a party in the German embassy in Athens, demanded that Greece allow Axis forces to enter Greek territory and occupy certain unspecified "strategic locations" or otherwise face war. It was allegedly answered with a single laconic word: No! However, his actual reply was: Then it is war. In response to Metaxas's refusal, Italian troops stationed in Albania, then an Italian protectorate, attacked the Greek border - the beginning of Greece's participation in World War II. On the morning of October 28 the Greek population took to the streets, irrespective of political affiliation, shouting 'ochi'. From 1942, it was celebrated as Ohi Day.(With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is Ohi Day?
Nationwide
Greece and Cyprus
When is Ohi Day?
Saturday, the 28th of October 2017
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