Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Happy 2016 to all my family, friends and readers of this blog. May the new year bring much-needed peace and good fortune. May those who are victims of poverty, displacement, war or domestic violence find comfort and peace.

A street seller in Athens selling kremydes - onions. Regarded by the ancient Greeks as the symbol of rejuvenation and health, the onion has become a symbol for the New Year due to its many layers and its ability to sprout new life. Most families will have an onion by their front door or inside the house. You can see more about how Greeks celebrate the New Year here .


  1. Thank you for your fascinating posts, and for your greetings. All the best to you and yours in this now arrived 2016. Let's hope that those with power use it more wisely this year.

    1. Thank you Olga. I hope 2016 is good for you and yours, bringing health and happiness. Kali Chronia. I look forward to reading your blog, and our exchange of comments.