Tsiknopempti 2011

Date: Thursday February 24th, 2011
Location: Whistler’s Grille (995 Broadview Ave.)
Time: 8:30pm until close
Cost: Members: $5, Non-Members: $15

Join the Greek Students’ Association along with the UTSC GSA and the HSA’s at York and Ryerson for Tsiknopempti! Tsiknopempti is an annual tradition in Greece, which has gained increasing popularity recently in light of Apokries, whose origin is lost through the centuries. It is a day of meat eating before lent and fasting begins.

The word Tsiknopempti comes from two words, ‘tsikna’ (the smell of burnt and grilled meat) and ‘Pempti’ (Thursday in Greek) and is celebrated on a Thursday, 11 days before Clean Monday. Traditionally, everyone must cook meat so that the smoke fills the air and everybody knows it’s a feast-day.

This is an all ages and exclusive event for UofT, York and Ryerson HSA and GSA members. Food and Liquor will be provided. Also, there will be live music and DJ Kypreos. This is a great opportunity to meet other Greeks from across Toronto.

Check out photos from last year: Click Here

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