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Oxi Day - 28th October 2012

The weather wasn't great on Sunday 28th so we decided to go down a little later than usual and we arrived at the Dimos offices around 11.30am to see a large crowd gathered around the war memorial listening to a young women giving an oratory.  After the ceremony ended and the children went off to get into the groups for the marching, we went over to the war memorial where the wreaths had been laid by the mayor, police, fire service, coastguard, port police and each school year from the youngest to the oldest.

The ceremony ended around 11.45am and the children headed off to the top of the high street to form into their year groups, while the crowds moved to stand along both sides of the road to Roussoum Yialos.  The first group to march along the road were the munchkins after which came the girls from the Lower School followed by the boys from the Lower School.  The next groups to march passed were the younger and older children from the Upper School, followed by representatives from the Scouts on the island.  Each group were enthusiastically applauded as they went passed and all were obviously very proud to be part of the celebration of Ohi Day.

 

Crowd Around the War Memorial
 

Wreaths Layed at the War Memorial
 

Scouts Marching
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