Yesterday was Clean Monday. Also known as Pure Monday and Ash Monday, although the Orthodox do not administer ashes as the Catholics do. It is the first day of Lent and the first day of 40 days of fasting for the devout.

Popularly here in Greece it is considered the first day of Spring and is a national holiday. Most offices and stores are closed and the bakeries only sell a traditional flat bread. The main meal is done picnic style and it is the one day of the year for kyte flying.

How many kytes can you see in my photo. There were at least a dozen in the sky, but I couldn't capture them all.

The wind was light and unsteady; crashes were plentiful.

But our friend Sity from Holland knew what she was doing.

This photo was actually taken from our veranda on Friday; I liked the sky.

For more information about Greece see our full service Paros web site.


At February 21, 2007 12:57 PM Nick said...

I love the photos - keep them coming. It's a sort of pleasure pain thing - pleasure at seeing them, pain at not being there!

At February 22, 2007 5:36 AM Renagu said...

Great pics. Your blog gives me some inspiration to retire some day.


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