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.