Happy OXI Day … by Alexandra
I was about to start describing the history behind the OXI (or OHI) Day until I told myself… “Hang on… no need to start from scratch, you have Alexandra’s assignment from school”. What a brilliant idea!
The assignment was given to her 2 years ago, when she was 6 years old, at her school in Boston and was the following: Describe a National Holiday, why is it celebrated and how do people celebrate it?
My daughter Alexandra, a proud Greek, told me that she wanted to present the OXI (OHI) Day in PowerPoint and here is the result!
Happy OXI day!
October 28: A day of celebration in Greece!
Do you know what Ochi Day is?
October 28th is a Greek National Holiday celebrated by military and student parades across the country. It commemorates Greece’s refusal to accept Mussolini’s ultimatum in 1940, which would have forced Greece into World War II on the side of Nazi Germany. The day has been celebrated annually since then as a national holidayWhat makes this day so important?
On October 28, 1940 Italy demanded that Greece give up control over certain areas of its territory or face war with Italy and Germany. This was known as “the Battle for Greece” because it was fought between Allied forces (Greece) against Axis powers (Italy).
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