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Gambling on New Year’s Eve Has Become Greek Tradition By Tasos Kokkinidis

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Outside of the Greek world, it is little known that Greek people nearly always play cards on New Year’s Eve. But according to Greek folklore beliefs dating back to ancient times, the new year will not go well if one doesn’t play cards on New Year’s Eve.

If one plays cards and loses, it augurs that the new year will be full of bad luck. But if one wins, jubilation will reign. At least for a while.


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