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Offline Maik

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« on: Thursday, 08 February, 2018 @ 11:58:13 »
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 fill the streets across Greece, from the tiniest village to the Athenian neighborhoods. After all, the custom dictates that the meat is barbecued and the smell should permeate the air. Hence the word Tsiknopempti: “Tsikno” from the word tsikna which is the smell of sizzling meat, and “Pempti” which is the word for Thursday.

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Tsiknopempti
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 08 February, 2018 @ 16:57:06 »
I'm always a bit baffled by the many Greek orthodox holidays/celebrations. Didn't know about the meaning of tsikna.  I always say it's sick note Thursday - so y9ou get what you need to have Friday off.