28 Oct - Okhi Day. The day Greece said No to Mussolini

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  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I invite ARRSErs to celebrate Okhi Day on the 28 Oct. Its a bank holiday in Cyprus - details below which came from: Interagency OPSEC Support Staff at http://www.ioss.gov/docs/julytodecember.html

    October 28th:
    Cyprus: Greek Cypriot national holiday observed. (1974)
    Greece: Okhi Day, the third most important holiday (after Independence Day and Easter Sunday) in the Greek calendar; commemorates the Greek rejection of Mussolini's ultimatum to the Athens government, which led subsequently to Italy's invasion of Greece from Albania. The Greeks held the Italian army at bay in the mountains of Epirus until military intervention by the Nazis in March. (1941)