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Savory Vasilopita Appetizers: A Unique Recipe by Giorgio Pintzas Monzani

You can't deny it, we all have Vasilopita leftovers every year that we don't know how to use, so why not create some savory Vasilopita appetizers? Instead of letting them become dried out, and regretting letting this happen each...

The Pomegranate: Ancient Greek Symbol of Good Fortune for the New Year

Smashing a pomegranate on New Year’s Day is an Ancient Greek custom that continues to this day as the fruit is considered a symbol of good fortune.

Celebrate the New Year in Traditional Greek Style

Celebrations and customs for the New Year are found throughout countless cultures around the world, and Greece is no different. There are many unique traditions to celebrate the New Year from the country. Firework Shows for the New Year https://youtu.be/_oAmaateIPo?t=558 Fireworks are...

The Surprising Science Behind Champagne Bubbles

The fascinating science behind champagne bubbles is something we really should take little time to appreciate today as we celebrate the best of what the last year gave us and the hopes for the upcoming new year. Champagne has marked...

Vasilopita and the Lucky Coin: A Greek Custom to Welcome the New Year

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita, or the New Year's cake with a lucky coin inside, began in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city of Caesarea in Cappadocia, more than 1600 years ago. This...

Greece Mandates Face Masks, Cancels Christmas Festivities

Greece announced new measures to stem the spread of Omicron and Delta variants of Covid on Thursday that include the mandatory use of face masks and the cancellation of Christmas and New Year festivities in open spaces. Since the omicron...

Athens Plans Dozens of Events Leading Up to Christmas

The Municipality of Athens is planning dozens of events at 52 locations between December 7 and January 13 to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays. According to an announcement, the programme involves more than 120 activities for all the...

Pandemic Upends Christmas and New Year Festivities All Over Europe

As expected, the global coronavirus pandemic has overturned Europeans' plans for the 2020 holiday season, as governments search for measures to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, while allowing citizens to celebrate with their families and friends as much...

New Year's Good Luck Charm Highlights 200 years of Greek Independence

In 2021, Greeks will celebrate 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821; the armed uprising waged by the Greek revolutionaries against the Ottomans, which resulted in the eventual overthrowing of the Ottoman Empire and creating an independent state. As...

EU Cautions Against Loosening Virus Restrictions; Doesn’t Ban Holiday Travel

The European Union's Executive Commission on Wednesday kept up the pressure on member states to maintain their strict coronavirus protocols before the Christmas season is upon us, with all its temptations to travel and engage in social activities. When many...