Απόκριες (a-PO-kri-es): Greek Carnival

Απόκριες (apo-kreas=goodbye to meat) is the three week period before the Σαρακοστή (sa-ra-ko-STEE), the “Great Lent”. The Σαρακοστή lasts forty days and ends on Πάσχα (PAS-cha=Easter).During Σαρακοστή, people fast and prepare themselves spiritually for the great feast of Πάσχα. Απόκριες … Continue reading