Greece is full of traditions and this is what makes spending time in Greece so interesting. To mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next year every home will cut a “Vasilopita” a new year pie.
The sweet plain cake dusted with icing sugar and with a coin hidden inside are usually either bought at the bakery or made in the home. This cake will be blessed with a cross by the head of the household and then cut into pieces.
These charms are hung in homes and shared around friends and family to bring luck into the home and to bless family members during the whole of the coming year.
These lucky charms are also given when you move to a new home or open a new business or have a new babies, basically 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, Athens and all over Greece.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2020
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