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“Kira Sarakosti” [Mrs Lent]
The custom of “Kira Sarakosti” [Mrs Lent] is one of the oldest one, solemn religious
observances in the Christian liturgical calendar, which is related with the Easter
Celebration. Nowadays, it’s a little bit forgotten. It was used to be helpful as a diary,
to count the weeks from “Ash Monday” until the “Holy week”, as “Kira Sarakosti”,
have seven legs, one for every week of the Lent time period.
The missing mouth symbolizes the fastness of this specific period. In some places,
“Kira Sarakosti” is made of paper, as a drawing, and in other places, is made of
dough, where women are baking it.
THE PROCESS
We sketch a female body on a
cardboard
We cut the pattern
Keep on cutting… The pattern is ready
Trying to assemble the cardboard Trying to assemble the cardboard pieces
pieces
Trying to assemble the cardboard
pieces
Trying to assemble the cardboard pieces
Colouring Mrs Lent… Colouring …
Colouring … Colouring …
Colouring … Colouring …
Colouring … Colouring …
“Kira Sarakosti” [Mrs Lent]
Activity time: Print and colour the sketch of "Kira Sarakosti". Then, start to count the
weeks till Easter.

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The Custom of Kira Sarakosti

  • 1. “Kira Sarakosti” [Mrs Lent] The custom of “Kira Sarakosti” [Mrs Lent] is one of the oldest one, solemn religious observances in the Christian liturgical calendar, which is related with the Easter Celebration. Nowadays, it’s a little bit forgotten. It was used to be helpful as a diary, to count the weeks from “Ash Monday” until the “Holy week”, as “Kira Sarakosti”, have seven legs, one for every week of the Lent time period. The missing mouth symbolizes the fastness of this specific period. In some places, “Kira Sarakosti” is made of paper, as a drawing, and in other places, is made of dough, where women are baking it.
  • 2. THE PROCESS We sketch a female body on a cardboard We cut the pattern Keep on cutting… The pattern is ready Trying to assemble the cardboard Trying to assemble the cardboard pieces
  • 3. pieces Trying to assemble the cardboard pieces Trying to assemble the cardboard pieces Colouring Mrs Lent… Colouring … Colouring … Colouring …
  • 4. Colouring … Colouring … Colouring … Colouring …
  • 6. Activity time: Print and colour the sketch of "Kira Sarakosti". Then, start to count the weeks till Easter.