Ochi Day, also known as Ohi Day, commemorates the historic Greek rejection of the Italian ultimatum to surrender during the early days of World War II. This day signifies the determination and resilience of the Greek people in resisting fascist aggression, ultimately contributing to the Allied victory in the war. Ochi Day is marked with numerous events, including parades and festivities that involve both military and civilian participants.
The history of Ochi Day dates back to October 28, 1940, when the Greek Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, responded with a defiant
The Greek embassies and consulates across the European Union host receptions, while local Greek associations organize gatherings and activities to celebrate this historic occasion. Ochi Day takes place on October 28th each year.
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