Celebrating the traditions of Rethymno at Karnavali 2018

The Kantis, a kamila, several lerades: these familiar carnival figures from Crete were on display at the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon’s annual Karnavali, held on February 10th, 2018 at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, MA. Sponsored by Grecian Look and ISOS Realty, Karnavali 2018 was the BLE’s sixth annual celebration … Continued

BLE & GAPC ring in the New Year at Vasilopita 2018

On January 13th, over 200 guests gathered at the Greek-American Political Club in Cambridge for Vasilopita, the kopi pitas or cutting of vasilopita (traditional New Year’s bread), an annual event co-hosted by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon and the GAPC. Vasilopita, or St. Basil’s bread, is baked and ceremonially sliced by Greek families and community organizations on or … Continued

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