According to the Julian calendar, Orthodox Christians will welcome the Orthodox New Year tonight (also known as old new year), which begins tomorrow on Vasilica (Vassilitsa).
Many Macedonian families celebrate Vasilica as a home feast, and those who bear the name of Sveti Vasilij Velik (St. Basil the Great), celebrate their name day. Similar to Badnik (the Christmas Eve), family dinner table also includes breaking bread with a coin which is divided to family members. It is believed that the one who gets the coin, will have happy and prosperous year.
On the occasion of the 3 Christian holidays: Orthodox New Year, the Feast of the Lord Circumcision and St. Basil the Great day, tomorrow in the temples of the Macedonian Orthodox Church will be served sacred liturgy of St. Basil.
St. Basil the Great is one of the three largest religious teachers of the fourth century. He was born in Cappadocia and finished school in Athens. He was a great Christian philosopher, and became famous as a bishop and defender of the purity of Orthodox teachings. St. Basil the Great passed away on January 14 in the year 379.

Church says that the only justifiable tradition is that the bread with coin (or maznik with coin) is always prepared on Vasilica and it is linked to life story of St. Basil the Great. There is one event which tells that when a king who wanted to destroy the city was coming, St. Basil asked people to give some money (coins) to bribe the king in some way, to not hurt people. But, the king died and didn't come to the city, so Basil the Great confronted the dilemma of how to return wealth to the people. And not everyone gave the same amount. He ordered the city bakeries to knead bread in ovens and to put coins inside. Then bread was divided among people. And God's miracle happened and everyone was returned exactly the same amount of coins as they gave. Because of this dedication, we commemorate each Vasilica by placing a coin in the bread. We remember the miracle that God made through the holy Basil.
Besides the Macedonian Orthodox Church, according to the Julian calendar, religious holidays also celebrate the Russian and Serbian Church and the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the monks of Mount Athos. Unlike them, the Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, Ukrainian and Georgian Orthodox Church follow the Gregorian calendar and celebrate Vasilica on 1st of January.