Mushrooms are known to be a symbol of good fortune. In some cultures, figures of mushrooms are displayed around the house at the month of December as a way to revere nature and to bring providence for a new year ahead. Fluorite is a stone of protection that is believed to defend one from evil spirits and bad dreams. I
The foods enjoyed during New Year are similar to those consumed during the rest of the year, but with a special emphasis on bringing luck in the coming year. Mushroom consumption is part of the culture of Europeans in general, with particular importance to Slavic and Baltic peoples. Some academics consider that using psilocybin - and or muscimol -containing mushrooms was an integral part of the ancient culture of the Rus' people .