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Clean Monday - Καθαρά Δευτέρα

The Clean Monday is the first day of Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian, Saint Thomas Christians of India and Eastern Catholic churches.

It is a movable feast that occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Orthodox Easter Sunday.

Clean Monday is a public holiday in Greece and is celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting food, a special kind of azyme bread, baked only on that day, named "lagana" and the widespread custom of flying kites.

This celebration of carnival in the countryside called Koulouma.

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