Monday, March 10, 2008

Clean Monday

Clean Monday, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

"Clean Monday (Greek: Καθαρά Δευτέρα), also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or (in Cyprus only) Green Monday (actually translated as such), is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian and Eastern Catholic Great Lent. It is a movable feast that occurs at the beginning of the 7th week before Easter Sunday. Because of the differences between the Julian and Gregorian calendar, Clean Monday usually falls on different days. In 2007, those following the Gregorian calendar celebrated Clean Monday on February 4 while those following the Julian calendar celebrated on March 6."

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1 comment:

Spyros Vlahos said...

Η Δευτέρα είναι καθαρή, εμείς είμαστε οι ... βρώμικοι
I'm a teacher too
So what?