Greek Fire 16. Kathará Deftéra and the Kalóyeros of Ayia Eleni
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Earlier this week in Greece we marked Kathará Deftéra, 'Clean Monday', the official end of Apókries (Carnival) and the beginning of Lent. I say that we marked it – I can't say that we celebrated it. Normally this is one of the most important holidays in the Greek year, but we are still under strict lockdown here – even stricter than before, actually, because now we are only allowed to exercise within walking distance of our homes, where previously we were allowed to drive up to 2km – so there were no gatherings, no gléndia, no family feasts.
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