Vasilopita is a pie which is made in some Christian countries on New Year’s Eve and is cut and passed around to everyone once the year has changed.

Before serving it to the guests, the Vasilopita is crossed three times and then one piece is cut for the house, one for Christ, one for the Virgin Mary, one for the landlord, one for his wife, one for the poor and one for Santa Claus.

The traditional Vasilopita is made of flour, eggs, sugar and milk. On the outside of the Vasilopita, the year is usually written with icing or nuts.

Inside the Vasilopita a small coin wrapped in foil or a plastic coin is placed. Whoever finds the coin in their piece is the winner and will have good luck for the rest of the year.

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