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Tsiknopempti: The day Greece is covered with smoke

“I had no idea about the tradition until a neighbor pressed two sausages in my hands once and told me to fry them because it was good.” Nadia is a 45-year-old woman from Albania who lives in our neighborhood for the last twelve years. Although she is a Christian by …

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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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