A Greek new year’s lucky charm!
Κρεμμύδα, το πρωτοχρονιάτικο γούρι!

In Greece, it is an old tradition in Greece to hang an onion on the door with New Year, to bring luck and health.

From ancient times until now this onion-like, wild-growing plant has been a symbol of fertility and purification. Onions are viewed as highly fertile because the bulbs seem to want to sprout, even if they are being left alone.
When it is out of the ground, kept in a shady corner of the house, it still grows leaves!
Therefore onion is a symbol of fertility and this is why the onion is hung on a door in the household – to help the people grow and experience a rebirth of their own in the coming year.

Είναι πανάρχαια παράδοση να κρεμάμε αυτή την κρεμμύδα στις πόρτες μας, την παραμονή της Πρωτοχρονιάς, για να εξαγνίσουμε τον χώρο και να μας φέρει γούρι, δηλαδή τύχη και υγεία. Αυτό το φυτό, ακόμα κι όταν βρίσκεται έξω από το χώμα, κρυμμένο σε κάποια γωνιά του σπιτιού μας συνεχίζει να βγάζει φύλλα! Γι’ αυτό αποτελεί σύμβολο γονιμότητας και εξαγνισμού.

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