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New Year's Eve in Ancient Times

Contrary to what some may believe, celebrating the advent of the New Year on January 1st amidst the cold bleakness of winter is actually among the most universal pagan traditions. The custom of marking the beginning of the New...

Nine Greek Vasilopita Options for the New Year

It's always a great idea to welcome the New Year with delicious homemade Greek dishes. As far as the most traditional one is concerned, Vasilopita cakes come in different shapes and for all tastes, both sweet and savory. All...

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 Saint Basil. According to legend, St. Basil called on the citizens of Caesarea to raise a...

Greeks Celebrating Chinese New Year

Two of the world’s most ancient civilizations, China and Greece, are tied by recent acts of goodwill and employ every occasion to further strengthen their good relationship and cooperation. This time, on the occasion of the Chinese Lunar Year,...

Cypriot Cultural Centre of Vienna Celebrates the New Year

The Cypriot Cultural Centre in Vienna celebrated the beginning of the New Year in a very grandiose event hosted at the Hall of the old Town Hall. The traditional vasilopita cutting event was attended by the newly enthroned Greek-Orthodox Metropolitan...