Questions about the Cretan Diet

Some of my unanswered questions:
1)  According to what I have read, the people of Crete are vegan (no animal products) half the year.  This is because they do not eat animal products on religious holidays.  When are these religious holidays?
2)  Does the Crete definition include or exclude honey?  Strict vegans do not eat honey, because it is made from bees.

One Response to “Questions about the Cretan Diet”

  1. Panos Korobilis says:

    Cretans, as Greeks, observe the Greek orthodox pre-holiday fasting, as in the 40 days before Easter Sunday, no olive oil or meat on Wednesdays etc.

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