The National Hellenic Museum Celebrates Greek Culture and History on OXI Day

On October 29 starting at 2:00 p.m., the National Hellenic Museum will celebrate Oxi Day, the anniversary of Greece’s defiant “No” to fascism during World War II.

Families with children of all ages are invited to join in the celebration that will include performances by the Museum’s Greek Language and Culture Class students, and an English language presentation about the history of Oxi Day. Crafts and activities relating to Hellenic culture, history and traditions will be available throughout the museum.

Oxi Day is celebrated in Greece, Cyprus and by Greek communities throughout the world each year on October 28th. It is a celebration of Greek resistance during the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II, specifically the rejection of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to allow axis troops safe passage through Greece.

Read more about the event here.

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