The Municipality of Athienou organized on Green Monday a traditional event with a great success for the “Cutting of the Lent” in the Chapel of Archangel Michael near Athienou.
Traditional music and dances, free fasting food and plenty of wine, in combination with the sunny day and the lush greenery, contributed to a beautiful event that was enjoyed by many people who went to celebrate the start of Lent.
Mayor of Athienou municipality welcomed the people, wishing “Happy Lent and Happy Easter” and in his greeting he informed the about the continuous efforts being made to promote landscaping works and in particular referred to his gradual outreach in collaboration with the Department of Forests, with a project funded by the Rural Development Project worth € 70,000.
The Municipality of Athienou, in the context of the above event, implemented the “Open Society” Program with the cooperation of the Larnaka Municipality and the European Funds Unit of the Ministry of Interior. This Program aims at the smooth and as complete as possible integration of third-country nationals into the local community, their familiarity with the local customs and customs and, in general, the facilitation of their living conditions. It was for this reason that all interested third-country nationals attended and learned about the traditional way of celebrating Lent and the customs of our country.