Hellenic Studies rings in 2019 with annual Vasilopita party

Jan. 24, 2019

By Julie Clack

Vasilopita band playing

In January, Hellenic Studies students, faculty, friends and staff gathered at the Scheide Caldwell house to ring in the new year with music and refreshments. Led by Nikitas Tampakis, a band comprised of Hellenic Studies’ talented musicians — including Nicoletta Demetriou, Konstantinos Konstaninou and Emanuel Scoullos — played traditional Greek carols sung together with the audience. Afterwards, vasilopita was served to all, but only four lucky guests got a slice with a coin, which is said to bring good luck for the new year.