Moments – Lenten Week in Greece Lenten week in Greece, people abstain meat for 40 days (well only the real faithful- the rest do it the week before Easter). This man here sells, salted anchovies,mackarels, tuna, sardines and taramosalata, a common food for the Holy Week. By Shalimar Born in the Philippines, raised in Europe and globetrotter. Category Greek Food & Culture Post navigation Previous PostPreviousReal Fast Food: Chicken TarragonNext PostNextTo Norway 5 Comments I will be going to Greece in early June, hopefully with my wife. What food would you recommend for me to try? Abstain meat for 40 days? Not a problem if fish is available. And one gets to slim down too. that’s real motivation for us. 🙂 In Malaysia, where I am based, the Hindus abstain from meat for two months before Thaipusam, a religious ceremony where devotees go into a trance and walk on fire, pierce themselves with sharp objects (spokes through their cheeks, etc) or pull objects hooked to their flesh. Yes, incredible but true. It happens once a year in February and attract tourists from all over the world. sorry. that was me again. BAYI email me info where will you staying I can tell you places to go, but as you see I have my local hangouts as well when in June? I will prob be back in Athens. Its our ritual to be in South of France in the month of June but we are considering of “going home”. Ihave seen that Thaipusam on tv! I have REINDEER MEAT yesterday I have no details yet about my trip except that it will be on 3rd or 4th of June. I will be attending a ceremony and then a gala dinner at a hotel, after which I will have a couple of days to myself. Once I have the details, I will let you know. Thanks. I am really looking forward to experiencing a little of the adventure I can feel and sense from your blog. 🙂 I have eaten deer meat, or venison, many times but not reindeer meat. The meat is seasoned lightly with flour and oyster sauce before being fried with slices of young ginger. According to the Chinese, this dish is good for winter as it warms the blood and improves blood circulation. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.