The traditional practice of fasting during Lent – which, in the Greek Orthodox Church, involves giving up all meat, fish and dairy products for 50 days (though the Church makes certain exceptions on certain days) – is not as widely followed as it used to be in Cyprus.
Some still fast according to religious precepts, others do it for health reasons. Many people feel the practice to be antiquated, however, and refuse to do it. A majority of Cypriots almost certainly don’t fast at all, let alone for the full 50 days.
With this in mind, here’s another look at a video from 2014, in which we asked a selection of people whether they were fasting for Lent.