The pomegranate brings good luck for the New Year – Greek tradition

On the first day of the New Year, in many Greek homes,  the new year is welcomed by opening a pomegranate for good luck. It is also common  to receive  a pomegranate (‚ρόδι‘, made of metal, glass or other materials) as a gift in Greece,  to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι“) for the new year.