Athens celebrates the national “Ohi Day”

Athens will kick off celebrations marking the national “Ohi Day” on October 28 with greeting shots which will be fired from the gun emplacement on Lycabettus Hill and a military march played by military bands.

It will be followed by hoisting the national flag on the Acropolis Hill and a celebratory service at the Athens Cathedral. In 10:40, officials will place wreaths at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and at 11:00 the student parade will start.

Events will conclude at 18:30 with the lowering of the flag on the Acropolis.