Green Monday in Cyprus 2018
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Green Monday in Cyprus 2018

Monday, the 19th of February 2018, is called “Green Monday” or “Clean Monday” (in Greek “Kathara Deftera”) and it is a Public Holiday.

It is the first day of Lent before Easter, a day of joy, laughter and vegetarian picnics all over the island.

Families and friends gather together in fields, mountains and parks for vegetarian and seafood meals (vegetables, olives, legumes, fruits , kalamari, octopus, shrimps, oysters, cuttlefish, mussels, the traditional Green Monday bread called “Lagana” and “Halvas” a sweet made with tahini sesame paste).

Events and activities take place in all towns and villages with music, dance, games and the traditional ‘Green Monday’ kite flying.

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Monday, February 19, 2018


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