Good weather helps Green Monday celebrations

TAKING advantage of the good weather and sunshine, thousands of Cypriots took to the outdoors on Monday to celebrate Green Monday, the first day of Lent leading up to Easter.

Across the island, multiple events were organised by municipalities, featuring traditional Cypriot and Greek songs and dances. Many opted for private picnics.

As always the public holiday was celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting food,  and the widespread custom of flying kites.

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