Came to my attention it´s Oxi Day in Greece today, Oxi means no in Greek. History tells on this day at 3AM, Emanuele Grazzi (the Italian ambassador to Greece) delivered an ultimatum from Benito Mussolini to Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas. Demanding free passage for the Italian army entering and occupying strategic sites unopposed. Metaxas delivered this message in French “Alors, c´est la guerre,” meaning “Then, it is war.” Which quickly was transmuted into the laconic “Oxi” by the citizens of Athens.
You can read more about the complicated nature of Ioannis Metaxas and more facts here from The Ultimate History Project. Wearing white which consists half of the Greek flag is only right. Giorgos Papadopoulos serves the musical notes with the song “Oxi.”
Tee (borrowed) Jack & Jones, Necklace nevernaked.com