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Greece Ready to Enjoy Clean Monday Delicacies, Despite Carnival Ban

As we all know, this year's festivities which would have been part of Carnival weekend and Clean Monday have been banned across Greece due...

Defiant Athens to Celebrate Carnival Season Despite Coronavirus Fears

The spread of the coronavirus in Europe is not discouraging the Greek people, who are all set to participate in this year's Carnival season,...

Lagana, Ηalvas and Τaramas, The Greek Delicacies of Clean Monday

Lagana, halvas, and taramas, otherwise known as “the Koulouma,” are the official foods of the first day of Lent in Greece, a day known as...

How to Make a Traditional Kite for Clean Monday in Greece (video)

Kathara Deftera, or "Clean Monday" — the beginning of Lent among Orthodox Christians — is the day Greeks fly kites (which are symbolic of...

Clean Monday Customs Turn Greece into Giant Party (videos)

Clean Monday, the day that brings the carnival season to a close was full of celebrations all across Greece, turning the country into one...

Greeks Fly Clean Monday Kites as Lent Begins

For Greek Orthodox Christians, Clean Monday marks the beginning of the 40-day fast before Easter; tradition dictates that the faithful start abstaining from eating...

The Most Traditional Rituals of Clean Monday in Greece

Greece is a country full of cultural and religious traditions - and one celebration which is a bit of both is Clean Monday or...

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Songifies The Greek Crisis

As Greece was struggling to synthesize a whole new list of harsh reforms in an effort to ask its creditors for a bailout extension earlier...

Grammy-Winning Band Roots for Greece in Song

Greece 's struggle to come out of the economic crisis has many supporters around the world. The most recent one is Grammy-winning Canadian indie...

Athenians Celebrate Clean Monday on the Hills

Athenians braved the bad weather and headed to the hills today to mark the traditional Clean Monday celebrations that include flying colourful kites, despite the downpour...

Greek Carnival and Clean Monday Traditions

The Carnival season, or "Apokries" in Greek, is slowly coming to an end this weekend, but not without a bang. Greeks across the country...

Clean Monday, Everything You Need to Know

“Kathari Deftera,” Greek for Clean Monday, is considered to be one of the most important feasts all over Greece, each year commencing the 40-day...

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