The second month of the year with 28 days and four years adds another day. Then the year is called a leap year.
For these years people believe that they are unlucky about it and avoid important events of their life to take place this year, such as marriage or that it has to do with a new beginning in life.
Because it has fewer days than the other months, it is also called “koutsoflevaros”.
The weather is changeable, however this month the pruning for the farmers starts.
January 2 celebrates the Assumption of Christ and is an important day for the “merominia”, ie the divination of the weather for next year.
In February, Carnival is celebrated with festivities and joys and wine plays a leading role.