Oxi Day or Ohi Day is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on 28th October each year. Oxi Day commemorates the rejection by Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on 28th October 1940, the Hellenic counterattack against the invading Italian forces at the mountains of Pindus during the Greco-Italian War, and the Greek Resistance during the Axis occupation.
Oxi Day is a day to praise Hellenic values and the Greek rich legacy, and the courageous deeds of ancestors who fought for the independance of Greek land throughout the years.
28th October is commemorated yearly with parades by Greek communities in Australia, USA, Canada and all around the world, Greece and Cyprus.
The original sketch was created by an unknown artist and published on newspaper ‘Ελληνικόν Μέλλον’ 31/10/1940.