Tuesday, 1 January 2013

.....everybody !

First Day of the Year 2013 and I decided to start this Blog ....still there is a lot to learn about Blogging . I hope to meet a lot of people all over the world in here and share Ideas , Know Hows ........ or just chatting about Life !

Let's start with ..... 1st of January

Celebrating with my Family New Years Eve .
Minutes after Midnight we cut the cake . As you can see half of the Cake is left and no one so far found the lucky coin . Still got the afternoon Coffee ....wish me luck :)))
  Traditions of Cutting the Vassilopita Each family has its own tradition for cutting the Vassilopita, however they all have one thing in common: the wish for good fortune in the new year. Traditionally, pieces are cut ceremoniously by the head of the household and allocated to the church (Holy Trinity and Virgin Mary), then the head of the household (male), his wife, their children (oldest to youngest), other family members by degree of relatedness, then guests. The coin or small medallion (flouri, pronounced floo-REE) is a tradition symbolizing an extra measure of good fortune for whoever gets the piece where it has been hidden during baking, and this can cause serious confrontation if ownership of the coin is disputed. Therefore:
  • when inserting the coin, insert parallel to the way a knife will cut so it will remain in one piece;
  • when making the first cut, declare loudly who gets the pieces on either side of the knife so there are no disputes;
  • if a coin does end up between two pieces, the piece that has the larger part gets the coin.
Καλή Χρονιά! Happy New Year!

recipe here :Traditional Greek New Years Cake ( Vasilopita )

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