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Greek President to Attend “OXI Day” Parade in Thessaloniki

October 24, 2021

ATHENS — Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou is heading to Thessaloniki to attend 4-day events for the celebration of the city’s patron saint Aghios Dimitrios and October 28 1940 ‘Ohi’ Day commemorative events, starting Monday.

At 18:30 on Monday, Sakellaropoulou will attend an event about Cyprus’ National Revival Struggle at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which is co-organized with the University of Cyprus, in the presence of Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades.

At 08:15 on Tuesday morning, Aghios Dimitrios Day, she will attend a flag raising ceremony at the White Tower of Thessaloniki, followed by a liturgy at St. Dimitrios church. At 13:30 she will sit at a dinner in the Thessaloniki Guard Officers Club, and at 17:30 she will attend the inauguration of the newly renovated building of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle. At 18:30, she will attend an event at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki which commemorates patron saint Aghios Dimitrios, as well as the 109th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Ottoman rule, and the 1940 so-called Greek Saga.

At 10:30 on Wednesday morning, October 27, Sakellaropoulou will attend an officers’ oath-taking ceremony at the Military School of Officers, and at 12 noon she will attend the inauguration of the ‘Ntinos Christianopoulos’ archive exhibition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki’s main library. At 18:00 she will attend the launch of the ‘Philhellenisms, 1780-1860’ exhibition at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, and at 19:00 she will visit the Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery-Casa Bianca where she will be given a tour of the ‘Nikolaos Gyzis-120 years since his death’ exhibition. At 21:00, she will attend a concert dedicated to the 80 years since the Greek 1940 Saga at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

On ‘Ohi’ Day October 28, Sakellaropoulou will lay a wreath at the Heroes Monument at the 3rd Army Battalion in Thessaloniki, and at 11:00 she will attend the military parade, which will wrap up the October 28 commemorative events at Thessaloniki.

On October 28 in 1940 Greece denied (‘Ohi’ – ‘No’ in Greek) Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s request to allow Italian troops to cross the border into Greece.

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