Thursday, 29 January 2009

Ochi Day celebrations in Corfu

Celebrated throughout Greece on October 28th, the day commemorates the country's rejection of an ultimatum made by Italian dictator Mussolini in 1940 which demanded that the Greeks allow Axis forces to occupy territory within the country.

According to, villa holiday makers in Greece will be treated to a variety of celebrations to mark the holiday. All major cities offer a military parade, while coastal towns often have waterfront celebrations and naval parades.

In Corfu, villa holiday makers may wish to take in a celebratory procession in Corfu Town or attend a special service at a Greek Orthodox church.

People on Corfu villa holiday in October may also be interested in attending a festival to celebrate St Demetrios' Day. Held on October 26th, two festivals will take place at Ano Pavliana and at the Aghii Douli Monastery, according to

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