Kopiaste – Green Monday (also known as Clean or Ash Monday) special

My most recent Kopiaste post. I hope you enjoy it!


Some of my favourite childhood memories are of Green Monday days over the years. Running in the fields, flying a kite, hours long picnics enjoying fasting food (non-dairy, no meat, no fish except molluscs) in nature, with friends and family.

We get together to celebrate the first day of the next 40 days leading to Easter. Religion blending in beautifully with tradition.

That’s all what Green Monday is about.

I’ve missed the last 12 Green Mondays in Cyprus, so I really looked forward to it this year. Unfortunately the weather was not the best, so we celebrated it indoors and we were only allowed 4 guests, but it was still a great day!

I made a little video with all the delicious food my sisters and I prepared for the day as well as the ‘lagana’, a bread made especially for Green Monday and sweets we bought from the bakery.

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Author: Eleni

HE support staff/Mental Health Advocate/ Blogger/ Foodie/ Amateur guitarist/ Love singing/ In love with my home island, Cyprus.

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