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Kathara Deftera

Kathara Deftera, a national holiday in Greece

Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Today also brings preceding Carnival celebrations to an end, inviting everyone to leave behind the ‘sinful’…

APOKRIES

‘Apokries’ Greece’s famous Carnival Season kicks off for 2020

‘Apokries,’ Greece’s famous Carnival season has kicked off for 2020! The three-week-long celebrations come before Greek Pascha and culminate on the weekend before ‘Kathara Deftera’ (Clean Monday), the first day of Lent,…

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Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent

Ask Greeks when is their favourite time of year and the answer for many will be a resolute “Easter.”  Whether it is experienced in the fragrant Springtime of Greece with all its…

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Kathara Deftera, National Holiday across Greece

Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Today also brings preceding Carnival celebrations to an end, inviting everyone to leave behind the ‘sinful’…

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Apokries Festivities come to a climax today

Events for this year’s Carnivale across Greece are coming to a climax today when the carnival season ends with plenty of dance, music and fireworks displays. Apokries is a time to celebrate…

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Kathara Deftera, national holiday in Greece

Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Today also brings preceding Carnival celebrations to an end, inviting everyone to leave behind the ‘sinful’…