Clean Monday

March 3rd, 2014, 3pm

It was 13°C with scattered clouds. The breeze was gentle.

‘Clean Monday’ is the Monday that marks the end of the Carnival season in Greece and the beginning of the 40-day fasting period before Easter. It is a day during which we cleanse ourselves (body and souls) from all sorts of excesses that happened during the Carnival and we abstain from meat and dairy products. I am not religious so I am not really fasting but I enjoy spending time with friends and eating all sorts of ‘Clean Monday’ delicacies (like the ones on the table)…excessively!

Cassie, Christine, Craig and Eduardo said thanks.

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Maria Coveou

travel journalist, translator, freelance script supervisor for film & TV, film buff, lover of the written word and of music, blogger, vintage lover, '80s child, occasional flapper, Lindy hopper, traveler, thinker, dreamer, temporary alien []

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