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Clean Monday in Greece: Everything You Need to Know

“Kathara Deftera,” Greek for Clean Monday, commences the 40-day period of the Great Lent for the Greek Orthodox Church, called “Sarakosti.”

Clean Monday and It's Traditional Observance

By John Sanidopoulos* - Clean Monday -Καθαρή Δευτέρα in Greek- refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods. The entire first week of Great Lent is often referred to as "Clean Week," and it is customary to go...

Clean Monday Celebrations In The City Of Thessaloniki

The Greeks in Thessaloniki celebrated the end of the carnival season on Monday and the start of Lent for Christian Easter, while a cold front was gripping most parts of the country, restricting travel. Despite bad weather, traditional lagana, other...