Because of this, everyone rushes to prepare and enjoy their favourite’s meat dishes, creating a cloud of smoke where it is being cooked. This gives Tsiknopempti one of its other common names, "Smoke Thursday" or "Smoked Thursday".
It is also called "Barbecue Thursday" or "Grilled Thursday" by some. It's a popular day for going out to eat and enjoying as many different meats as possible. It can also be called, as a joke, "Feast of the Carnivores".