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Green Monday
Cyprus

Green Monday 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Cyprus

The beginning of Lent is known as Green Monday in Cyprus, while in Greece it is called Clean Monday. This holiday marks both the beginning of a religious season that culminates in Easter Sunday and the beginning of spring. It normally occurs sometime in early March.

YearDateDayHoliday
202115 MarMonGreen Monday
20227 MarMonGreen Monday
202327 FebMonGreen Monday
202418 MarMonGreen Monday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Some families in Cyprus will camp out or visit the beach or the city park on Green Monday. Everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the first days of spring. Municipalities typically organise free events with singing, dancing, traditional games, and free food.

But the most important event of all on Green Monday is kite flying competitions. Making your own kite or carefully selecting one at the store is half the fun. Then you show up at a beach or other public gathering place to fly the kite as high as you can.

Most Green Monday kites are in the shape of a pentagon, brightly decorated, and may bear some special logo like that of a local soccer team. But every kite is different, and the uniqueness of the kites is part of what makes the event so fun.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20202 MarMonGreen Monday
201911 MarMonGreen Monday
201819 FebMonGreen Monday
201727 FebMonGreen Monday