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.
Location: All areas
Monday, February 19, 2018