Tsiknopempti celebration in Spilia – 7th March

Tsiknopempti celebration in Spilia:
WHEN: 7th March at 21.00
WHERE: Cafe – Mesedopoleio PLATEIA, main square in Spilia.
For reservations call 698 3423833

What is ‘Tsiknopempti’?
Tsiknopempti is the Thursday during carnival that marks the beginning of the last weekend that observant Greek Orthodox Church members are allowed to eat meat before they begin their lenten fast.

Meaning of ‘Tsiknopempti’:
In Greek, Thursday is Pempti (Πέμπτη). It is the fifth day of the week as Greeks count Sunday as the first day. The word tsikna (Τσίκνα) refers to the smell of cooked/grilled meat.

Source: Café-Mesedopolio PLATEIA


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