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Tsiknopempti

Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti Under Lockdown

Tsiknopempti is going to look a lot different this year due to Greece's strict anti-virus measures and national lockdown.

Meat Eaters Delight as Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti

The country is currently indulging in Tsiknopempti, one of the most important dates on the calendar in Greece.

Vegans Protest Against Meat-eating in Athens As Greece Celebrates Tsiknopempti

Vegans demonstrated against meat-eating in central Athens on Thursday morning, a day that is celebrated in Greece as "Tsiknopempti". Today is the Thursday prior to Lent when people celebrate the eating of meat before the beginning of the forty-day...

Grilled Meat on the Menu as Greece Marks Tsiknopempti

Thursday is not going to be a banner day for vegetarians in Greece. The country is currently indulging in the great annual feast of barbecued meats as part of the celebrations for Tsiknopempti, one of the most important dates on...

Sizzling "Tsiknopempti" Customs Across Greece

Even though Greeks consume a lot of meat, this Thursday millions will follow the custom of Tsiknopempti and eat even more. Enough, tradition says, to last them through the 40 days of Lent before Easter. On Thursday, barbecue smoke will...

On Tsiknopempti All of Greece Eats Grilled Meat

Today, Thursday, "Tsiknopempti" is here and all over Greece everyone is eating meat. Tsiknopempti marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is celebrated on a Thursday and consists of the words "tsikna" (smell of meat on the...

Greeks Gather to Celebrate Barbeque Thursday

The citizens of Athens, Greece, have filled the Varvakios market as the butchers of the market are offering a total of 1.5 tons of meat, while the municipality of Athens gives out wine in order to celebrate Barbeque Thursday...