Monday, 14 March 2016

Καθαρά Δευτέρα - Clean Monday ...

Well the streets will be clean ...

Kite or a brolly, what will it be ?


After all the rain of the last day of carnival, it seems there is more to come. Severe weather Greece advised last night

'Accumulated rainfall for today in Greece. The 265 mm in Zagora, Pelion, is not a mistake! As we already mentioned in our outlook, the accumulated rainfall would be the main problem for that area as well as in C and E continental Greece in general. Rainfall will continue tomorrow as well'

So if you are not up for a paddle up Papadamatis street for a fresh Laganas, then here is what one looks like, along with appropriate clean monday foods. As the cupboards are emptied for the start, of Orthodox lent ...

Photo © Skiathian

Καθαρά Δευτέρα - Clean Monday - 14th March 2016

The day after Tyrofagis Sunday is  'Kathara Deftera' , also called 'Kathari Deftera', or Clean Monday, which falls on 14th March 2016

Clean Monday marks the end of Apokries and the first day of Lent (Sarakosti). Fasting starts today and traditionally no meat, fish, eggs, dairy products or oil are allowed to be eaten for the 49 days leading up to Easter.

Clean Monday is a Bank Holiday in Greece and also seen as the start of springtime; it is celebrated by an excursion to the mountains or the beach to enjoy a Lenten picnic or taverna meal, and fly a kite.

Late News just in:

Kite flying cancelled, due to inclement conditions.
Flying Cat and Express Skiathos services canceeled due to bad weather.
A photo meze, has arrived from Donna in Skiathos,  Sea urchins and Fresh Mediterranean Oysters (Fouska) and thank you for that ...


Closely followed by the offering from Christo & Eleni at Taverna O'Batis ...

Photo: Taverna O'Batis

Closely followed by some more urchins, from Nikos in Papadamatis street ...

Photo: Nikos Restaurant
Photo: Nikos Restaurant

Now all we need is some of that tsipouro ...

Καλή Σαρακοστή σε όλους! - Happy Lent to all ...

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