OXI Day Celebration
October 28th, known as ‘OXI DAY’ commemorates the day that the Greeks stood up and loudly cried ‘OXI’ means ‘No’ to the Italian ultimatum to surrender. That ‘OXI’, was the beginning of Greek official involvement in the 2nd World War. October 28 is an official holiday celebrated throughout Greece. In Thessaloniki there is an additional celebration on October 26 when the city celebrates its patron saint St. Demetrios.
This year under the current circumstances we will pay tribute to this special day in a different way with each class separately.
Greek Kindergarten Α&B
«ΕΛΑΤΕ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ ΝΑ ΚΑΝΟΥΜΕ ΣΗΜΑΙΑ ΜΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΕΙΡΗΝΗ»
These are the lyrics:
Ελάτε παιδιά να κάνουμε σημαία μας την ειρήνη.
Ελάτε παιδιά να κλείσουμε τον πόλεμο στη σπηλιά.
Τα χέρια μας να ενώσουμε και υπόσχεση να δώσουμε πως στη δική μας την καρδιά ειρήνη θ’ ανθίσει παιδιά.
Grade 1 students have decorated their own Greek flag and explain what the Greek flag symbolizes!
«NO TO WAR, YES TO PEACE»
«ΟΧΙ ΣΤΟΝ ΠΟΛΕΜΟ ΝΑΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΙΡΗΝΗ»
Grade 3 students have based drawings on an imaginary girl named ‘Peace’ and also their stories, while others have described on their drawings what PEACE means to them.
«What peace means to me»
«Τhe word peace in different languages».
«CHRONICAL OF 1940»
«Χρονικό του 1940»: Α narration by grade 5 students.