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Athenians stood line for free grilled meat to celebrate Tsiknopempti

There are these Greek traditions…. always celebrated with lots of food. There are Greek traditions people can hardly afford to celebrate anymore due to the economic crisis. “Tsiknopempti” today, the so-called “Grilling or Meat Day”, right in the middle of Carnival season, a day marked with meat consumption, prior to long Easter Lent. …

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Fat Thursday: Athenians Queue for Free Meat at Varvakios Agora

What if rain falls and the chilly weather makes you shiver. The smell from the grilled meat can lure you to an open market. How much more when the meat is offered free of charge. Hundreds of Athenians queued from early in the morning at the meat market, Varvakios Agora, to …

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