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Colourful kites fill Athens’ skies as locals celebrate Clean Monday

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Colourful kites filled the sky of Athens, Greece this Clean Monday, with hundreds of Athenians meeting at Philopappos Hill to enjoy a picnic organised by the Municipality of Athens to mark the start of the Lenten period.

Both young and old climbed the hill early in the morning and spent a few hours mingling with each other and enjoying lots of fun, music and dance.

Music was provided by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens, along with lead singer Gogo Tsamba took the baton.

The Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyiannis, thanked everyone for attending the festivities and wished everyone a good fasting period.

“We thank the Athenians who came today with their children to Filopappos Hill and became part of this authentic celebration which was curated with special care by the Municipality of Athens,” Mr Bakoyiannis said.

“We flew the kites high and had traditional fun, as required by Clean Monday.¬†Happy Lent to one and all!”

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