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Growing Up Greek-American: 15 Things We All Experienced in Childhood

Growing up Greek-American you are privy to a unique childhood, filled with some pretty strange customs (strange to those who are not Greek, anyway).

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...

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...

Vasilopita Recipe: Greek New Year’s Cake

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 of Caesarea in Cappadocia, more than 1600 years ago. Here's a recipe for Vasilopita,...

Greek Christmas and New Year’s Customs from Asia Minor

Many people in Greece have roots from Asia Minor, and their refugee ancestors brought with them many unique Christmas traditions and customs. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an opportunity for many people, especially for the...

Ancient Greek Good Luck Charms for the New Year

The word Γούρι (Gouri) means both "good luck" and "good luck charm" in Greek. Objects and practices which have been considered to attract good luck are part of ancient customs that have existed through the ages -- and are...

Greek-Canadians of Patras Celebrate 4 Decades of Friendship

Nearly four decades of Greek/Canadian friendship were celebrated recently in the Greek city of Patras. A huge turnout greeted the Greek-Canadian League of Patras' annual traditional Vasilopita-cutting event this week. The event, which was held at the Astir Hotel, was attended...

Record Breaking 2,500 kilo Vasilopita Made in Greece (video)

Greek bakers gave Greece their well wishes for 2018 by making and offering a record-breaking 2,500 kilo Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s cake) to locals for free. The 70-metre-long and 3-metre-wide Vasilopita was cut in 15,000 slices in Athens’ suburban municipality...

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...

New Year Traditions Across Greece

The warm festive atmosphere in the beautifully decorated Greek cities and villages is topped with customs and traditions that are revived in various regions across Greece. Smashing Pomegranate Families keep several traditions that are supposed to bring them luck for the...