Clean Monday, Go Fly A Kite!

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

Clean Monday is a Greek traditional day off in the community, celebrating the beginning of Lent. Families take the day off work and enjoy being outside with your family. Often they bring along colorful kites to fly all day long. Throughout Greece , festivals are celebrating with music, food, and plays. This begins the first day of Lent which is called “Kathara Deftera”, Clean Monday. A special bread is served call Lagana with a Taramasalata Dip. More information can be found on my post “Kethara Deftera“.


Here are a few images of Clean Monday celebrated in Greece.

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So go out and fly a kite with your family, and celebrate!






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