Oct 27, 2017

Preparations for the national celebration of 28 October


You may have noticed these days a few Greek flags making their appearance in homes, buildings, and roads. Across the country, preparations are taking place for the National Day with wreaths at heroes monuments, parades and dances.
On October 28, 1940 Greece replied "OXI" (meaning no and pronounced “ohi”) to the fascist ultimatum from Italy of Mussolini and Hitler. Italy responded by declaring war and attacking on the Albanian border while Greece defended with unity and militancy. In Santorini students will be paying their respect by offering wreaths at the monument of “Ieros Lohos” in Fira. The grand parade will take place in the capital of the island tomorrow.