Lagana is a traditional type of bread with is made in Greece and Cyprus.

It is only prepared once a year , on Green Monday (Kathara Deftera) and its name comes from the ancient Greek word “laganon”

a dough made of flour and water , marking the beginning of the Sarakosti (Lent) fasting period.

The bread is flat, oval-shaped and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The bread is broken and not cut with a knife.

It is served with dips such as humus, taramosalata and tahini.

Bakeries are always open on this particular day in order to prepare and cook this particular type of bread.  

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