Greek School OXI Day Celebration set for October 23

The Holy Trinity Greek School cordially invites our Holy Trinity community to its annual OXI Day Celebration, Sunday, October 23, during the Coffee hour Hosted by the Greek School PTA and Hellenic Cultural Society of Dallas.

The children will offer a very brief program about OXI Day. Alexandra Lahiri and Ioanna Stavrou will accept the George Nikolopoulos Scholarship award. Students who passed the Proficiency in Greek exam will receive their certificates. They are: Alexandra Lahiri, Theoni Papadopoulos, Lazarina Papadeli, Eleni Papantonopoulos, and Xenia Stavrou.


Why do we celebrate OXI Day?

The main reason is the decision by the Greek Prime Minister to say "OXI" – "NO" – to the Italian Prime Minister when asked to surrender and allow the Italians to take over Greece. This decision may have been one of the most significant acts that so positively affected the outcome of World War II, greatly assisting the war effort of the Allies against the Axis powers.