Are urgently needed BBQs to grill and celebrate Greek Tsiknopempti sold out in your area? There are always alternatives, it seems. Grills may have run out but not the creativity … In Nafplio, West Peloponnese, a local funeral service office had the idea to turn a coffin into a make-shift grill.
Service partners Alexandros Chrysikos and Vasilis Karafotias, placed charcoal in the shiny coffin, threw some sausages on the grill and … there did the smoke rose high, as the Tsiknopempti custom demands.
“We started with a few sausages, we continue with meat and everybody is invited, the hungry, the needy and the grieving,” one of the owners told argolikeseidiseis.gr.
They plan to grill until late in the night and feed their workers and the passersby.
When the day is over, the coffin will be stored and come out again in Easter to roast a whole lamb.
it is not the first time that the specific funeral office has an original marketing idea.
A few years ago, the funeral service constructed a coffin in the form of the Acropolis Parthenon and one with a form of a fishing boat, just to satisfy its customers’ wishes.