NEW YORK. The Hellenic Bankers Association, The Cyprus U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic Lawyers Association and the Hellenic Medical Association held their Annual Vasilopita Party to welcome the New Year on Thursday evening, January 9, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Manhattan.
The joint event was blessed by Fr. Anastasios Gounaris, Dean of the Cathedral which provided the space for the offered goods at the event. Fr. Gounaris mentioned the tradition of the Vasilopita and cut the Vasilopita together with the Heads of the other organizations.
Costas Kellas welcomed everyone who attended and thanked Consul General of Greece to New York, Mr. Giorgios Ilopoulos and his wife Anthousa for attending. Others attending were Consul Manos Kouparis, Aristos Constantine, Cyprus Trade Commissioner in New York and the Director of the Press Office in New York. He also thanked the organizing chapters Dr. Nicholas Mezitis, Michael Theodorobeakos, Elena Paraskevas Thadani, Nicholas Nicolaou and also the people who helped organize the event, Stamatis Ghikas, Evangeli Tsavari, Ariana and Despina Axiotakis.