Oxi Day

Commemorating ‘Οχι’ Day

At dawn on 28 October 1940 Benito Mussolini, through Emanuele Grazzi, the Italian ambassador in Greece, issued an ultimatum to Greek Prime Minister Ioannis to surrender, or face open war with Italy. The answer from the Prime Minister was a simple and emphatic ‘Οχι’ [ohi] – ΝΟ! This has become a historic word of defiance [...]