Greek  tradition, for households  and businesses alike ,

the New Year  gathering of family / business associates for the cutting of the Vasilopita

- a cake containing a coin bringing luck  to whoever chances upon it  for the coming year.

The tradition dates back to ancient Greece as a cermonial sacred bread offering to the gods.

Saint Vasilis- hence  the name Vasilopita - revived the tradition  in the Orthodox faith .