Celebrating Tsiknopempti (carnival season) in Cyprus and Greece

Today in Cyprus and Greece we celebrate Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη)

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Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη) is part of the traditional celebrations of Apókries (Απόκριες), the Greek Carnival season. The celebration, normally translated as Smelly Thursday, Charred Thursday, or Smoky Thursday, centers on the consumption of large amounts of grilled and roasted meats. So here I present to you souvlakia, which are typically eaten today, but vegan 😆 you guessed right! 🌱 You can find the full recipe in the link in bio!

Traditionally, souvlakia are made with either pork or chicken, for my vegan version I'm using firm tofu!

Traditionally, souvlakia are made with either pork or chicken, for my vegan version I'm using firm tofu!

This is how I like to enjoy them, plus with some tzatziki! Different cities use different dips, such as mayo, tahini, yogurt etc.

This is how I like to enjoy them, plus with some tzatziki! Different cities use different dips, such as mayo, tahini, yogurt etc.

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Comments (21)

  • That is my kind of holiday! 😀

      1 month ago
    • I was thinking of that 😁 honestly! You would love it! In my hometown, people start grilling from the morning, in all shops and places you find bbq on the roads and people just come to eat and drink!

        1 month ago
    • I would eat all day long. If I ever visit there it will be during this holiday for sure. 😁

        1 month ago
  • Looks so appetising

      1 month ago
  • Delicious! And a fun holiday! I like the last picture a lot!

      1 month ago
    • Thank you! Yes, it’s a nice holiday, it marks the start of celebrations for carnival parades! Although this year, none of the parades are happening 😔

        1 month ago
    • Unfortunately all of holidays, celebrations and carnivals are like this. Our new year (nowrooz) is around the corner, but we can't celebrate it like how we used to. But hopefully things will change soon!

        1 month ago
  • Looks so mouthwatering!!,I am drooling over my phone.....😍😍😍😋😋😋XX

      1 month ago
  • Have you tried them with your spinach and peanut sauce? It should be good 🥺

      1 month ago
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