Cypriots fired up on Tsiknopempti

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Cypriots fired up on Tsiknopempti
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Cypriots in villages and towns across the island fired up the grill on Tsiknopempti (Smoky Thursday) to enjoy their favourite meat on the last day of excess, according to tradition.

Smoky Thursday or Tsiknopempti is a day named after the smell of grilled lamb cooked on charcoal all over the island, just before the start of the carnival, very similar to Fat Tuesday.

Locals usually get together with colleagues at work to celebrate the feast, with many traditional Cypriot barbeque grills fired up on the side of the road.

Church tradition says people can eat anything they want on Tsiknopempti,...

Cypriots fired up on Tsiknopempti

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