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What is Green Monday?

                This Monday, 11th March, is a national public holiday known as ‘Green Monday’ or ‘Clean Monday’ and is the day that officially marks the start of Lent. As the first day of … Continue reading

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This weekend’s ‘Epiphany’ explained

Epiphany ‘Fota’: The 12th day of Christmas – 6th January The festival of Epiphany (6 January) is a national public holiday known in Cyprus as ‘Ta Fota’ which means ‘the light’ and is a big festival that celebrates the baptism of Christ and celebrations take place … Continue reading

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Green Monday – 27th February 2017

Green Monday (also known as Clean Monday, Pure Monday, Ash Monday or Monday of Lent) is a public holiday in Greece and Cyprus, where it is celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting food,  a special kind … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Today’s Public Holiday ‘Oxi Day’

Today’s public holiday is one that celebrates what has been known as ‘No’ (‘Οχι in Greek) Day since 28th October 1940. ‘Ohi Day’ is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on October 28 each year. Ohi Day … Continue reading

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Friday’s Fact About: Today’s Public Holiday – Greek Cypriot National Day

Today, 1st April, is a national Public Holiday in Cyprus, but why?  1st April’s Public Holiday celebrates Greek Cypriot National Day: Every year during the 1st of April, Cyprus commemorates the Greek Cypriot National Day or EOKA in memory of … Continue reading

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Today’s National Public Holiday: Epiphany

Epiphany ‘Fota’: The 12th day of Christmas – 6th January The festival of Epiphany (6 January) is known in Cyprus as ‘Ta Fota’ which means ‘the light’ and is a big festival that celebrates the baptism of Christ and celebrations take … Continue reading

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Oxi Day – Today’s Public Holiday

Today’s public holiday is one that celebrates what has been known as ‘No’ (‘Οχι in Greek) Day since 28th October 1940. Ioannis Metaxas – Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 – until his death in 1941 ‘Ohi Day’ is celebrated throughout Greece, … Continue reading

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