Χρόνια πολλά Ελλάδα
28th of October
Many of the women of Skopelos wear their “Morko”
the old traditional wedding-dress of the island,
as you see on the photo.
The community has made copies of the dresses
and one can borrow one, if one is lucky!
My lucky day was some years ago
when I was allowed to be dressed up;
For those who does not know why the “OXI” Day;
“Oxi Day (pronounced Ohi Day, Greek: Επέτειος του «’Οχι» Greek pronunciation: [epˈetios tu ˈoçi] Epeteios tou “‘Ohi”, Anniversary of the “No”) is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on 28 October each year.
Ohi Day commemorates the rejection by Greek dictator
Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator
Benito Mussolini on 28 October 1940,
the Hellenic counterattack against the invading Italian forces
at the mountains of Pindus during the Greco-Italian War,
and the Greek Resistance during the Axis occupation.”
This was from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohi_Day
In Skopelos the scouts has been practicing their drums for a long time,
I can hear them all the way up here to Raches!
Everybody will go down to the Paralia and watch the parade.
Many are wearing the tradition dresses;
There will be a speech and …
Many will go out for lunch.
It is very spesial to see mostly local people on the Paralia!