Greek Superstitions 101 What if you could tell your future from a coffee cup?
Here are some of the superstitions, traditions and passions that you might find yourself coming across when dating a Greek.
You are said to be ‘matiasmenos’ (the evil eye has been cast upon you) if you are dizzy or have a headache and yawn a lot.
The good news is that you can have the ‘spell’ broken by someone who knows how to do a special ritual done with oil, water and prayers.
Every Greek citizen is also a citizen of the European Union.
In 2016 Greek citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 171 countries and territories, ranking the Greek passport 7th in the world according to the Visa Restricitions Index.
, "diplomatic passport") inscribed below the coat of arms.
Greek passports contain 32 pages and are valid for 5 years. I.), pages with intricate designs, microtext, watermarks, security threads, images visible only with ultraviolet light (secondary holder's facial image Greek passports are issued by the National Passport Centre ("Διεύθυνση Διαβατηρίων/Αρχηγείο Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας"). Depending on the circumstances, passports are issued in 3 to 9 business days and must be picked up at the police department in which the issuing request was made.
A) Includes Crown dependencies, British Overseas Territories, and former British plantations, crown colonies, colonies, protectorates, protected states, mandates, trust territories and other British possessions.
B) The Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey are not part of the European Union, but Manxmen and Channel Islanders are citizens of the European Union; the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, and Manxmen and Channel Islanders themselves (unless they qualify and apply for recognition of a change in status), are however excluded from the benefits of the Four Freedoms of the European Union.
Some Traditions that Set Greeks Apart There are definitely some ‘different’ traditions you might come across when dating a Greek that you just don’t find elsewhere. That’s right, spitting on someone is a way of diminishing any form of evil energy or presence.