Chicago’s Maria Pappas Rings in New Year with Greek Tradition

Longtime Cook County State Treasurer Maria Pappas shares the Greek tradition in Chicago, inviting the Windy City's community to join her in the cutting of this year's vasilopita.

CHICAGO – The Windy City’s Greek-Americans and their friends welcomed 2020 with tradition. At the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, longtime Treasurer Maria Pappas was joined by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael and Consul General of Greece Ekaterina Dimakis, who welcomed guests with carols and vasilopita cutting.

“Today, I would like to give it up for the Greek Americans who built this city: the Kamberos, Tomaras, Sotos, Giannoulias, Zervas, Spyropoulos, Drakoulis [families]…and the list goes on and on,” Pappas said, and added, “in …

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