New Year’s day is a very special one, celebrated all over the world.
As a result, various customs related to it have developed to this day. One such predominating, is the exchange of lucky charms between friends.
Such a lucky charm, may represent the fulfillment of the very best expectations for the new year, regarding the person that it is donated to. Its form may vary in accordance to the specific features of the receiver.
The luck qualities attributed to it, are usually happiness, health, love, success, prosperity, and whatever else matches best, to the friend that receives it.
The most common lucky charm, is an ornament bearing the year’s numerical curving, for example 2019. It may be made by whatever material, such as wood, glass or ceramic, and it symbolizes all the qualities described above.
Moreover, concerning Greece, a pomegranate replica may be used for the same purpose, since it emphasizes health, joy, success, yet most of all on fertility, when donated to newly weds.
Another lucky charm, is the mati (evil eye), which apart from ensuring properties already mentioned, it simultaneously protects from malignant glares and jealousy.
It is also believed that dice are lucky charms, being also very important in contributing to the prospect of richness, apart of their other qualities of good luck in general.
Lately, one more lucky charm is widely used. It is the elephant, specifically symbolizing happiness and longevity. This is based on the Feng Shui influence, originating from the Far East.
Another such influence is the piglet. According to the Chinese, 2020 is the year of the rat.
Finally, it should be noted that many people have the tendency to combine two or more of all the objects mentioned above. Thus, they plan that the donee might ensure with greater certainty the fulfillment of all his expectations.