Green Monday

“Green Monday” is a term used in Orthodox Christian tradition to refer to the second Monday of Lent, which is a period of fasting and spiritual reflection leading up to Easter. During Lent, Orthodox Christians observe various dietary restrictions, abstaining from meat, dairy, fish, and oil on certain days. Green Monday marks the beginning of the second week of Lent and is associated with the idea of renewal and rejuvenation.

On Green Monday, people often gather outdoors for picnics and activities, enjoying the onset of spring. The name “Green Monday” is derived from the Greek word “Πράσινη Δευτέρα” (Prasini Deftera) or the similar term used in other Orthodox cultures, where “prasini” means green, referring to the green vegetables and salads that are typically consumed during this day’s meals.

It’s a day that encourages reflection on one’s spiritual journey during Lent, as well as appreciation for the natural world as it begins to awaken from winter dormancy.


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