In Cyprus and other East European countries a delicious orange flavored Vasilopita cake, iced with a thick and glossy vanilla scented sugar glaze, is traditionally served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the welcome of the New Year. A coin is hidden in the cake before baking. The one who receives the coin is considered a lucky person for the New Year.
The CFP Parents and Friends Association held a New Year’s gathering on January 4th with 70 in attendance. President, Michael Liatsos, addressed the meeting and emphasized the importance of getting together more often thus strengthening friendship and cooperation. He expressed his wishes for a Happy New Year hoping that this year will bring a solution and unite the people on the island. Michael cut the first slice of Vasilopita. A mother of our young teens was the lucky one who found the hidden coin.
Two Alumni members also addressed the meeting. The event ended exchanging wishes and having refreshments.
CFP is grateful to the United Nations for providing the reception room at the Ledra Pallas free of charge.