28th October is a most important date. 'OHI', 'NO' Day
Celebrated in Greece and Cyprus and by greek communities all over the world. Commemorating the day in 1940 that Metaxas, Prime Minister of Greece , said a resounding 'NO' to Mussolini's ultimaton that Greece open up its borders and allow Italian troops to occupy Greece or go to war. 'It is War' said Metaxas and so it was. Greek troops beat the Italians back over the Albanian border and it wasn't until 1941 that Germany began their occupation of Greece which lasted until 1944.