On January 1 the Greek Orthodox church commemorates Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
St Basil was one of the greatest leaders and thinkers of the Orthodox Christian church. In many Greek homes, a special cake is baked on the eve of St Basil's Day with a gold or silver coin hidden inside.
Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.