February 19, 2018 all-day

Clean Monday First day of Lent in Eastern Christianity. It is celebrated in Eastern Orthodox churches as a time of clearing away sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods. A special service called Forgiveness Vespers ends with the Ceremony of Mutual Forgiveness enabling the faithful to begin Lent with a clean conscience. Going to confession and cleaning the house thoroughly are customary. Read more at http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/02/26/the-most-traditional-rituals-of-clean-monday-in-greece/.

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