Monday, March 3, 2014

Green Monday

Green Monday (also known as Clean Monday) is a public holiday in Cyprus that's celebrated this year on March 3.  Green Monday is the first day of the Greek Orthodox Lent, as well as fifty days before the Greek Orthodox Easter.  Hence, the date of Green Monday varies from year to year.

After all the Carnival festivities, Green Monday is a pleasant day to spend quality time with family and friends.  This national holiday in Cyprus is celebrated primarily with picnic lunches, and it's a island-wide tradition to fly a kite.

To view a list of the 2014 public holidays in Cyprus, please click HERE As the year progresses, plan to visit this blog to view updates and descriptions of the various Cypriot holidays.

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