Greek Americans of New York are preparing for the parade which honors the anniversary of the country’s ethnic holiday OXI Day on October 28th. The Greek Societies Organization of New York is the organizer of the parade and its events which will begin with a formal prayer service at St. Catherine’s Church in Astoria, and will follow with the parade that ends at the Stathakion cultural center.
The events of the day include an audio-visual documentary which will be screened and portrays the heroism and sacrifices of the 1940 generation in its fight against the invaders and the struggles. Keynote speaker for the events will be Nikos Alexiou, a professor at Queens College.
All Greek schools of the metropolitan area are on holiday today in remebrance of OXI Day.