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Pomegranate: The Ancient Greek Symbol of Life, Good Fortune for the New Year

Smashing a pomegranate on New Year’s Day is an Ancient Greek custom that continues to this day as the red colored nutritious fruit is...

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...

Pomegranate Oil: Greece’s Golden Elixir the World Can’t Get Enough Of

A Greek exporter of pomegranate oil says that he cannot make enough product to satisfy the current world demand for the oil of this...

Why Greeks Smash a Pomegranate on New Year’s Day

Breaking the pomegranate on New Year's Day is an Ancient Greek holiday tradition, with its origins in the Peloponnese or Serres, and later spreading...

New Year Traditions Across Greece

The warm festive atmosphere in the beautifully decorated Greek cities and villages is topped with customs and traditions that are revived in various regions across...

Greek Superfoods: Good for You, Good for Greece

Two Greek clinical dieticians, Asteria Stamataki and Constantinos Xenos, wrote a book on Greek superfoods, not all widely known, but with miraculous qualities. The book...

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