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Clean Monday - Καθαρά Δευτέρα

March 14, 2016

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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