Clean Monday History
Clean Monday marks an important feast that kicks off the 40-day period of Lent in the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church. It is celebrated by the consumption of fasting foods, outdoor excursions and the flying of kites. The term Clean Monday is meant to symbolise leaving behind sin and non-fasting foods such as dairy products and eggs.
Clean Monday is celebrated annually on the Monday of the 7th week before Orthodox Easter. It is a public holiday that is celebrated in Greece and Cyprus.
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