Our Greek heritage has a long history of festivals, most focused around many religious or ethnic holidays. Indeed, each parish typically celebrates at or around the feast day of the parish's patron saint. In our case we have the opportunity for a triple celebration. Our annual festival typically falls on or around several important feast days of our church and or National Greek Holidays. For example: October 26th is the feast day of St. Demetrios the Great Martyr, October 28th is the historic Greek OXI (No) Day and St. Michael's Feast Day follows on November 8th. October 28th represents a Greek National Celebration commemorating the historic day in 1941, when the Greek Prime Minister was asked by Mussolini's fascist to surrender Greece to the Axis Powers. Mr. Metaxas (the then Prime Minister of Greece) response was a single word, NO (OXI)! His response brought Greece into World War II. Although Greece fell to the German army a year later, Greece was the first country in WWII, and joins only the much larger England and Russia, to have successfully fought off an axis army, defeating the Italian Army of Mussolini, bringing an end to fascist rule and Italy's exit from the war. Yes, just give us a reason, whether the remembrance of a saint such as St. Demetrios or the Archangel Michael or a National Event such as October 28 and we will party! So sit back, relax and join us for a fun filled weekend.