Ohi Day, a Bank Holiday in Cyprus

ohi day

Cyprus will celebrate on Saturday, October 28, Ohi Day. It is the day that marks the moment when Greece entered WWII, in 1940. On this day, 83 years ago, the Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini asked the Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas to accept the occupation of some Greek territories. The answer was NO (OHI). From here, the name of this national holiday.

In some parts of the island, the day will start with an early parade, with trumpets and drums, somewhere before 7:00. There will be official ceremonies that include more parades and closed roads.

This are the parades for Ohi Day:


Parade will take place on Athens Avenue – Finikoudes area – starting 11:45.


Parade will take place on Griva Avenue, from the Hellenic Bank to the parking of Kenedy Square, starting 11:15


Parade will take place on April 1 Avenue, from 11:00.



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