Greece is full of traditions and to mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next every home will cut a “Vasilopita”
The sweet plain cake dusted with icing sugar and with a coin hidden inside are usually either bought at the bakery or made at home. The cake will be blessed with a cross by the head of the household and then cut into pieces. First for God to bless the home and then in descending order for all the family members. The lucky person that finds the coin in their piece will have a great year and lots of luck will be cast upon them.
These charms are hung in homes and shared around friends and family to bring luck to the home and family members during the whole of 2020 or the coming year.
These lucky charms are also given when you move to a new home or open a new business along with new babies or really anytime you want to wish someone good luck in new ventures.
You can purchase these little charms at many gift and tourist shops in Plaka and all over Greece.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2020
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