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E- Vasilopita cutting to be held on the 23rd of February
Thessaloniki21.02.2011

For yet another year, Greeks and Philhellenes worldwide will have the opportunity to cut the virtual e-vasilopita (Greek Traditional New Year’s Cake), through: www.vasilopita.gr .

For this year’s e-vasilopita, there are already over 4.900 entries, Greeks and Philhellenes from Greece, Cyrpus and all over the world.

Online participations will be accepted until Tuesday, 22nd of February on:
www.vasilopita.gr.

Those who have access on facebook can register by clicking on:

www.facebook.com
(Greek Version)
www.facebook.com
(English Version)

The custom of vasilopita conveys the message of unity, equality, love, justice, communication. In this year’s e-Vasilopita 9 flouria (Gold Coins) will be distributed to the winners, which will be dispatched through postal services, as well as other gifts which will be sent to those who win the “Olive Leaf” symbol on their piece.

The virtual cutting of e-vasilopita has been annually held since 2005, by initiative of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), aiming to give the youth an opportunity to become further familiarized with Greek customs and traditions, through familiar communication means (i.e. internet, facebook, etc.), in their native language.

In his address, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Demetris Dollis, conveys his most heartfelt wishes for a happy and creative new year, to all participants.

Alternate SAE President and Coordinator of SAE Europe Region, Mr. George Amarantides from Frankfurt will be opening the New Year’s Cake cutting.

 
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