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23rd February 2015

Its Clean, Pure and Green Monday today!

Known by each of the names above, today is a bank holiday here in Cyprus (and in Greece) and is the official start of the 48 day fast before Easter – and the day where people are reminded to ‘clean out their spiritual houses and have good heart and intentions”.

Here in the Peyia Municipality, the locals are celebrating with gusto. Picnics are being organised; beach BBQs and kites are being taken out of ‘storage’ ready for the big ‘kite fly”… There is a great atmosphere which I can feel here at home from the top of our hill!

The Cypriots know how to celebrate: soon the wine and zivania will flow and the dancing will begin in earnest. May even have to have a little ‘jig’ myself ! (safely, of course and at home!).

If you’d like to come to enjoy the colour and spectacle of this heartwarming island, email to me on and I’ll share great , clean and happy deals with you!

The photo below is of the seafront at Coral Bay before the influx of people today!

photo rocky area on walk