Tag: Greek Lent

katahra deftera lagana

Traditional Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera

Today is Kathara Deftera, which means ‘Clean Monday’ and it is the first day of Greek Orthodox Easter Lent, which lasts forty days. Kathara Deftera is a public holiday in Greece, and…

Kyriaki ton Vayion, Palm Sunday 1

Kyriaki ton Vayion, Palm Sunday

The Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox…

Athens’ New Vegan Secret  4

Athens’ New Vegan Secret 

Vegan restaurants are mushrooming around Athens as meat-free living is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst locals and visitors alike. I’m not a vegan but I really enjoy most vegan food –…

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera 10

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera

Today is Kathara Deftera ‘Clean Monday’ and it is the first day of Greek Orthodox Easter Lent, which lasts forty days. Kathara Deftera means no red or white meat, fish, dairy products,…