Tsiknopempti, or Fat Thursday, marks the beginning of the carnival festivities in Greece – and is celebrated by Greeks around the world by grilling and eating a ton of meat. Steaks, Souvalki, loukaniko, you name it. Slap it on the grill and you’re on your way.
This year the day is celebrated on February 16, 2017. Don’t panic if the sky is filled with smoke, it’s just Greeks celebrating tsiknopempti.