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Greek 'NO' Day - October 28th

On October 28th, Greece, Cyprus and other Greek communities worldwide will be celebrating what is known as Greek Ohi day. Every year, the Greeks have celebrated this event since 1940 when the day was found. Ohi day is a Greek national holiday and widely celebrated within Greek communities.

The national holiday was found in 1940, when the Italian Ambassador asked the Greek Prime Minister to have Italian soldiers based in Greece. The Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas said no to the Ambassador of Italy, much to the Ambassadors surprise. The Greek army went on to fight to keep the Italians out of Greece, even though they had little ammunition and very few bullets, they succeeded.

Ioannis Metaxas was admired by the Greeks and the famous Greek, flavoured brandy, Metaxis, was named after him.