• Short Summary

    Oxi Day was celebrated throughout Cyprus by Greek Cypriots October 28. It marks the anniversary?

  • Description

    Oxi Day was celebrated throughout Cyprus by Greek Cypriots October 28. It marks the anniversary of Greece's rejection of the Italian ultimatum of 1940 and Greece's entry into the war on the side of the allies. Under the ultimatum, Italy demanded that her troops should be allowed to pass through Greece. ("Oxi" means "No").

    In Nicosia, Archbishop Makarios and Greek Consul, Mr.Christopoulos, took part in a ceremony at Phaneromeni Church, and afterwards attended a parade at the Greek Consulate of schoolchildren, trade unionists and members of other organisations, in the company of the Mayor and leading Greek Cypriot personalities.

    In recent years, Oxi Day has been associated with demonstrations in support of self determination for Cyprus.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EX7YH3WM774KFWAXDZJ5B0C9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EX7YH3WM774KFWAXDZJ5B0C9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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