On the 4th March 2021, Greeks all over the world get together to celebrate Tsiknopempti – Smokey Thursday.
Being the Greek version of Mardi Gras, it is part of Apokries – the three weeks of Greek Carnival.
It is the climax of the second week of Carnival, Kreatini (meat week), marking the last big week of feasting on meat before the forty days of Lent.
Lent starts on Clean Monday (15th March 2021) leading us to Greek Orthodox Easter, which is on 2nd May 2021!
Tsikna, meaning smoke in Greek, permeates the air of cities and villages all over Greece as friends and families all get together singing, drinking and dancing.
They gather in homes, tavernas and village squares grilling their hearts content of all kinds of meat throughout the night, coupled with copious amounts of Greek wine, beer and Tsipouro!
Tsiknopempti at Hungry Donkey always has been a big day, with hundreds of guests joining us to enjoy our legendary Souvlas and souvlaki!
This year, Hungry Donkey sadly cannot bring the festivities to Spitalfields!
EVEN BETTER though, it will bring the festivities wherever you are throughout the UK.
Serving up our mouth-watering TSIKNA boxes for two or four with a great selection of pork, lamb and chicken all you need to do is fire up your BBQ or oven and start grilling!
Top your boxes off with our fresh dips, unique Greek wines, Greek craft beers and Tsipouro, tune in to some traditional Greek Entexno and Rebetiko music and you are truly set for your very own Tsiknopempti celebrations at home!
What better way to enjoy your Thursday? Order your TSIKNA boxes NOW – they are in limited quantities and on first come first serve basis.
PS. You can pre-order your boxes for collection as well! Just select Local Pick-Up on checkout.