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New Year’s Eve Carols in Greek Posted by on Dec 29, 2021

Χρόνια πολλά! Today, I will ignore all the bad things, related to the pandemic, and I will write about κάλαντα (carols). Τα κάλαντα are traditional songs with roots to the Byzantine tradition and they announce a religious holiday which is about to come. They are sung by children or men on Christmas Eve, on New…

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A quiz on Greek customs Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

If you have spent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day you must be familiar with the most common Greek customs. Do the following quiz to test your knowledge, or to learn new things. Ερώτηση 1 In New Year’s Day, people eat a sweet pie which is called: α) Καρυδόπιτα β) Βασιλόπιτα γ) Μελόπιτα δ)…

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New Year’s Day is always sweet: Greek vasilopita Posted by on Dec 23, 2013

Have you ever spent New Year’s Day in a Greek house? If you have, you are already familiar with vasilopita (βασιλόπιτα, vasilopita) a sweet pie that Greeks eat in New Year’s Day. Its basic ingredients are flour (αλεύρι,alevri)  sugar (ζάχαρη, zahari) eggs (αβγά, avga) and milk (γάλα, gala). The number of the new year is…

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