Tsiknopempti – Not your average Thursday – 24th February 2022!


Greek souvla cooking on chargrill

On the 24th February 2022, 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 (7th March 2022) leading us to Greek Orthodox Easter, which is on 24th April 2022!

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!

After two years we can all finally celebrate Tsiknopempti together and we can’t wait to host you all. Our Souvla spit-roasting grill will be in full swing, coupled with our unique Greek wines, Tsipouro collection, and Greek craft beers.

Bookings are filling up already so don’t miss out. Book your table now!

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