Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Church.

It also brings Carnival celebrations to an end, inviting everyone to leave behind the ‘sinful’ attitudes associated with Carnival festivities and non-fasting foods.It is a national holiday across Greece today and special events and activities take place in all towns and villages, which feature plenty of music,
..dancing and delicious vegetarian food, marking the start of this special Greek Orthodox period of fasting and contemplation.Each part of Greece has its own traditions and the feast day.
Clean Monday is a day where families and friends celebrate with outdoor excursions, delicious fasting foods, as well as the widespread custom of flying kites.