Carnival

The carnival season is celebrated in Greece and Cyprus for three weeks.  The celebrations start by the “opening of the Triodion”, as it is called by our church.    The first week is called Profoni or Profonisimi (because people would loudly announce the beginning of the carnival), in which people prepare their pigs to be […]

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Continue reading about Marinated Garlic Petimezi Pork chops with Sweet and Sour Sauce

  Tomorrow is Tyrini, the last day before the Easter fasting begins and also marks the end of carnival.  On this day it  is a tradition to eat anything with dairy products, especially cheese.  In Cyprus the last day before fasting for Christmas (14th November) and Tyrini, before Easter is called “sikoses”.  Sikoses, from the […]

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Continue reading about Tyrini Sunday (Sikoses) with Tyrompiskota (Cheesy Savory Cookies) and other ideas


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