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Clean Monday customs

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...

The Τhree Delicacies of Clean Monday: Lagana, Halvas and Taramas

(original story in Greek by Inga Athanasiadou) Lagana, halvas, and taramas is the food of the day on Clean Monday, or else known as “the Koulouma”. Bearing the same meaning as Ash Wednesday for the Catholics, the Greek Orthodox Day...