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Tag: Sarakosti

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Traditions

The Feast of Palm Sunday, commemorates Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the Resurrection of Lazarus, as these two feasts are linked. Given the global pandemic this year, unfortunately the faithful are…

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…

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’…

The understanding of fasting through Lent 1

The understanding of fasting through Lent

by Chysanthe Ntemos The human being as an entity has three divisions of which comprises its existence. The mind the (psychological structure), the body which consists of the metabolism, the functioning of…

Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent 5

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…

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera 7

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,…

Kathara Deftera, National Holiday across Greece 9

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’…