2023 AAIA OXI Day Commemoration – School of Humanities 2023 AAIA OXI Day Commemoration – School of Humanities

2023 AAIA OXI Day Commemoration

Join us to commemorate OXI Day
Saturday 28 October 2023

Inner West Council cordially invites you to an OXI Day Wreath Laying Ceremony.

OXI Day is a national celebration in Greece, Cyprus and Greek communities around the world, commemorating 28 October 1940 as part of World War II, when the Greek prime minister rejected an ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, which resulted in the commencement of hostilities between Greece and invading Italian forces. “OXI” or “ohi” (όχι) means “no” in Greek.

During the war, 28 October was commemorated yearly, and after World War II it became a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus. The events of 1940 are commemorated every year with military and student parades, and public buildings and residences are decorated with national flags.

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held in the forecourt of Marrickville Town Hall in front of the Winged Victory memorial and will be followed by a commemorative event to mark the anniversary of Greece’s entry into the World War II and subsequent ANZAC involvement.

We encourage everyone to come down and experience Inner West Greek culture!

Should you wish to lay a wreath please register your interest via events@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

 

The AAIA in collaboration with the Inner West Council will commemorate OXI Day:
Saturday 28 October at 2:00pm
Marrickville Town Hall
303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville.

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE. NO NEED TO REGISTER

 

More information
Please contact soh.events@sydney.edu.au for more information.

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Photo: Anzacs in front of the Parthenon (© Australian War Memorial), courtesy of the Joint Committee of the Battle of Crete.

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Date

Oct 28 2023
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Time

2:00 pm

Location

Marrickville Town Hall
303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Website
https://goo.gl/maps/29M96uaNtf9uWPBs6

Organizer

Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
Phone
+61 2 9351 4759
Email
arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au
Website
https://aaia.sydney.edu.au/

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