A month full of important historical anniversaries.
- the second world war for Greece began on the 28th of October when the Italian dictator Moussoliniι declared the War against Greece after the Greek Prime Minister John Metaxa had refused to accept the entry of the Italian Army in Greek territory. The negative answer of Metaxa is celebrated as the OXI Day.
- Very soon the Italians found themselves in the defense and then were obliged to retreat into Albania. This day is the second National Holiday for Greece.
- it was the 12th of October when German Army withdrew from Athens and a few days later both Germans and Bulgarians were obliged to withdraw completely out of Greece.
This year due to the epidemic there will not be any parades and other open air manifestations for the celebration of the above events.