Italian President to Attend Thessaloniki ‘Oxi Day’ Parade

A series of festive events commemorating Saint Demetrios, Thessaloniki’s patron saint, the city’s liberation from Ottoman rule, and the October 28 national holiday of “Oxi Day,” will commence on Friday in Macedonia’s capital

Italian President Sergio Mattarella along with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, are slated to observe the military parade on Sunday.

Following the parade, Pavlopoulos and Matarrella are scheduled to visit the island of Cephalonia to pay tribute to the fallen Italian soldiers of the Acqui Division, and the Greek troops who died during the national resistance movement.

With information from: A.M.N.A.