Monday, 2 January 2012

καλή χρονιά - Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 Typical Greeks!

Hope you all had an amazing start to the new year by devouring a massive feast; start as you mean to go on, and all that!

One of the biggest traditions Typical Greeks do at new years is a cake called "Vasilopita" named after Agios Vaslis; the saint who founded the Greek Orthodox Church. His name day is celebrated on 1st January so everyone has a feast in his name (any excuse, right!)

This cake contains a gold coin (it's wrapped in foil so don't worry health and safety inspectors, we Greek, we know what we doing...) and once the cake has been cut, the one who finds the coin in their slice will get luck for the rest of the year!

You're not allowed to spend this coin though or else you will lose your luck, so keep it in a safe place! If you've seen quite a few new years go by now, you may even have a little box where you keep them all hidden, awww bless!

Whether you win the coin or not, I wish you all a happy new year and bless you with all the luck in the world! Happy 2012!

1 comment:

  1. I got the gold coin this year so hopfully luck is on my side!

    Great blog, I will be showing my mum this tonight! She will go crazy!

    I have followed!


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