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The Greek Custom of Vasilopita and the Lucky Coin for the New Year

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city...

How Did Saint Nicholas Become Santa Claus?

In Greece they call him Agios Vasilis (Saint Basil) -- but in the rest of the world he is the jolly, plump old man with...

Vasilopita: The Roots of Greek New Year’s Cake and How to Make it

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek dessert prepared across Greece for New Year's Day with the roots of the tradition stemming from the legend of...

Origins of Greek Vasilopita

Vasilopita, as Greek tradition dictates, is cut by families on New Year’s Day to bless the house and bring good luck for the new...

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