New Year's customs
Greek New Year’s Custom of Momogeroi Revived
The New Year's ritual of Momogeroi, a custom that dates back to ancient times, has been revived in Greece as people in costume celebrate the coming of 2022. The Momogeroi ritual, performed mostly by Pontian Greeks, depicts the coming of the...
Ancient Greek Good Luck Charms for the New Year
The word Γούρι (Gouri) means both "good luck" and "good luck charm" in Greek. Objects and practices which have been considered to attract good luck are part of ancient customs that have existed through the ages -- and are...
Greeks Gamble on New Year's Eve for Good Luck
For many Greeks, the new year will not go well if they don't play cards on New Year's Eve. And if they do play cards and lose, then the new year will be full of bad luck. But if...