February Celebrations - Journey to Pascha 2020
2020, the three weeks of Carnival start on the 9th of February. This three weeks are, in order, "Prophoni" Preannouncement Week, "Kreatini" Meatfare Week and "Tyrofagou" Cheesefare Week. Tsiknopempti (20th of February) is the day which large amounts of meat are traditionally consumed prior to the arrival of Lent, the fasting season leading up to Easter. Tsiknopempti is celebrated 11 days before Clean Monday (or Ash Monday).