'Ochi Day' 28 October was celebrated at the Acropolis Museum with free admission plus lots more

Monday October 28, 2013

The Acropolis Museum today, 28 October celebrated ‘Ochi Day’ with free admission and special events

October 28 is a Greek national holiday which commemorates the rejection by Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940.

Today to commemorate this annual national holiday, the Acropolis Museum was open free of charge from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum also presented a talk for adults entitled “The Other Gods of the Acropolis” and an interactive workshop for children, entitled “Myths in Images.”

Although Athena was the patron goddess of their city, the Athenians also worshipped a host of other deities, among them Zeus, Asclepius, Dionysus and Aphrodite. “The Other Gods of the Acropolis” addresses the cult practices and monuments associated with these other gods.

“Myths in Images” gave children the opportunity to create their own artistic impressions of ancient Greek myths. Participants drew and painted the mythological heroes of Greek antiquity.