Monday, 25 April 2016

Μεγάλη Δευτέρα - Holy Monday ...

Its Holy week in Greece, and today is Big Monday ...

Its the start of the build up to Pascha, this weekend - Greek Easter. Many of the locals who are fasting will now will follow a strict diet. Even those who have not followed the fasting period, will now follow some kind of observance ,,,

Holy Week, is a special time of fasting. Like the first week, a strict fast is kept. Some Orthodox Christians try to keep a total fast on Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday. Most eat a simple Lenten meal at the end of each day before going to the evening Church services.

On Holy Thursday, wine is allowed in remembrance of the Last Supper. Holy Friday is kept as a strict fast day, as is Holy Saturday . Holy Saturday is the only Saturday in the entire year when oil is not permitted.

Holy Monday came in with a bang -  An earth tremor at 00:30 shook the island with 3,2 r 17 km West-Southwest of skiathos. Because of the focal depth of 5 km of the vibration it was felt for a very short time.

In my case its another fasting day with #Manflu ...

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