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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rain & thunderstorms, dense snowfalls

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning over the weekend with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms and locally dense snowfalls. The barometric low will affect mainly the West and the North of the country on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6. According latest forecast by the National Observatory of Athens, …

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Greeks celebrate Clean Monday with Lent delicacies and a huge Lagana

A bakery in Patras baked a super Lagana, the unleavened flatbread Greeks traditionally eat on Clean Monday. The proud piece of bread made of flour and water weights 60 kilos and is 4 meters high. Baker Pavlos said that the huge Lagana is a remedy against the …coronavirus. Greeks celebrate …

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Street vendor arrested for “illegally” selling Clean Monday kites

Police in Agrinio arrested a street vendor on Monday for selling kites without a relevant license. The man faces a heavy fine for having set up his provisional make-shift stand to sell kites traditionally sold only once a year, from early morning on Clean Monday until early afternoon. The 50-year-old …

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Clean Monday table: My Perfect Greek recipes for Octopus and Taramosalata

The Carnival season ended on Sunday evening, Monday morning Greeks sharpen knives and forks for the traditional Clean Monday meal with delicious lenten food. The Clean Monday lunch consists mainly of appetizers full of protein, yet no meat or chicken and no meat products like butter, eggs, cheese or sausages. …

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My Perfect Greek …Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)

There is no Greek festive table on Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα) without the famous Taramosalata: Fish roe salad which is actually a dip. But you know, we, Greeks, call all salads and dips “salata”. Taramosalata is spread on warm Lagana, the Greek unleavened flatbread, traditionally baked on Clean Monday, the first …

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“Kathari Deytera” – Tradition of Lagana, Sea Food and Kites

Kathari Deytera or Clean Monday marks the end of Carnival and the beginning of the Greek Christian Orthodox Lent – the 40 days fasting until Eastern. What is the best way to celebrate the beginning of Lent? With plenty of Food! Ha! And Kites!   Traditionally the tables are covered with …

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