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Greece’s New Year tradition: Vasilopita and the secret of the Golden Coin

All over Greece, tables over the Christmas and New Year days are set with traditional food savory and sweet, mostly based on recipes going from generation to generation. There are regional preferences depending on local products and customs that one enjoys across the whole country. One of them is Vasilopita, …

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Tsiknopempti: The day Greece is covered with smoke

“I had no idea about the tradition until a neighbor pressed two sausages in my hands once and told me to fry them because it was good.” Nadia is a 45-year-old woman from Albania who lives in our neighborhood for the last twelve years. Although she is a Christian by …

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