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New Year! New Year s dishes Vasilopita The traditional New Year s cake or Vasilopita is usually a common cake even though in some areas they make a meat pie! – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: New Year!

New Year!
New Years dishes
  • Vasilopita The traditional New Years cake or
    Vasilopita is usually a common cake even though
    in some areas they make a meat pie! The most
    unusual about it is that we hide a coin inside
    it. At the turn of the year all family gathers
    and the father cuts the cut into even pieces and
    offers one to all family members. We also keep
    and extra piece for Jesus and for Santa. Whoever
    gets the coin is the lucky one for the whole

  • Shortbread Melomakarona

  • The most important customs are the following
  • The distribution of gifts to children, which the
    housewives prepare at home. These are mainly
    desserts such as buns, etc. melomakarona
  • Kalanda small children from all neighborhoods
    singing Christmas carols visit houses and shops
    and collect sweets and tips.

Family dinner
  • The carols are a Greek custom that is maintained
    undiminished even today with the children
    wandering from house to house andaccompanying
    their singing with the triangle or even guitars,
    accordions, lyres or harmonicas. The children
    wander from house to house, knocking on doors and
    asking "Shall we sing? '. If the response from
    the landlord or housewife is positive, then they
    sing the carols for a few minutes ending with the
    wish may we meet next Year as well! "The
    housewives offer a small amount of money, and
    offer them melomakarona or buns. Carols are sung
    on Christmas Eve, New Year and Epiphany, and are
    different for each celebration.

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  • The ancient Greeks used to break a pomegranate at
    the threshold of their house for good luck,
    something we do even today. The breaking of
    pomegranate takes place basically in the New
    Year. In some areas of Greece, the pomegranate is
    broken right after the New Year, when everybody
    comes out of the house before the New Year comes,
    turning all the lights. Then they exchange
    greetings, and the landlord or another family
    member who is considered lucky, break a
    pomegranate on his doorstep and then they all
    come in


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