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Triantaros, Celebration of Fat Thursday

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 16 February 2023
End Date: 16 February 2023
at Tinos

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 16 February 2023
End Date: 16 February 2023

On the day of Tsiknopempti (Fat Thursday), the locals perform the traditional “Carnival Dance” and “The Abecedary of Love” at a coffee house in the village of Triantaros on the island of Tinos, a traditional Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent. Dancing in a circle, the villagers sing a series of satirical lyrics in alphabetical order based on the first letter of the verse. The event is accompanied by treats with local delicacies and pastries.

Tinos traditional dishes are artichokes cooked in a variety of ways, sun-dried tomatoes with batter, froutalia, savore with molasses, fried fish with petimezi sauce, pork sausages, the saltsisi, and the louza of Tinos. Cheeses include the famed graviera and the kopanisti. As for sweets, famous are the amygdalota, xerotigana, karidota, pasteli, loukoumi, and various kinds of halva as well as the renowned thyme honey of Tinos.

Photo: Tinosecret.gr

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