Happy Nameday to Vasilis Papakonstantinou!
The first day of the year, January 1st is the day of Agios Vasilis, (St Basil) in Greece, therefore, men named Vasilis celebrate their nameday on January 1st. You can read here more about the name Vasilis .
Vasilis Papakonstantinou is one of the most important Greek singers, with a major career, and more importantly with a truly remarkable influence and affect on the younger generations.
He has been the voice of all adolescents who tend to doubt the status quo and the society in general, and has always been the best representative of rock scene in Greek music.
Vasilis Papakonstantinou is not the only famous Vasilis in Greek music; Vasilis Tsitsanis is another major chapter of the Greek music, a very important Greek composer deceased for some years now.
We should note here that it may seem weird that we do not spell Vassilis with a -B, following the Greek spelling (Βασιλης). The reason is that the Greek B sounds like V, not like “mp” as in the English B. You can read more about the alternative spelling of certain Greek letters here: Greek names with B or X
Once more, Happy Nameday to Vasilis Papakonstantinou and any other Vasilis and Vasiliki that celebrate on the first day of the year.