Greek Fire 6. Vasilópita, luck-bringing bread of the Greek New Year
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος, ας γιορτάσουμε παιδιά
Και του χωρισμού ο πόνος ας κοιμάται στην καρδιά.
Καλή χρονιά, χρονιά πολλά, χαρούμενη χρυσή Πρωτοχρονιά...
The old year is leaving, let us celebrate, friends!
And may the pain of separation go to sleep now in our hearts.
A good year, many years, happy golden new year!
– Greek New Year carol
In recent posts I've been writing about ceremonial bread as a link between the life-giving power of women and the life-giving power of the earth, in women's dances and traditions of rural Greece. Following this theme, today I want to write about Greek New Year customs, including St Basil's Bread, the luck-bringing vasilópita.
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