Beliefs, traditions and events during Chinese New Year
During Chinese New Year,every words and acts are carefully weighed as it is believe that everything that happens on New Year’s Day can and will pose an impact on the whole year. Here a checklist of the do’s and don’t during Chinese New Year.
During Chinese New Year…
DO THIS !!
v On the New Year’s Eve, open all doors and windows to allow good luck and energy to flow in and welcoming the God of Fortune (‘Cai Shen’) to come in easily
v Greet everyone that you meet with smile and good words
v Wear new clothes, preferably red colour that symbolize joy, happiness and prosperity
DON’T DO THIS!!
v No floor sweeping on the first three days as you might ‘sweep’ away any good luck and fortune
v No saying of bad words, such as death, illness or the number ‘four’ as it sound like the Chinese word for ‘death’
v No breaking of glasses, plates or anything as it means braking your
fortune for the year; however, if that really happens, one have to quickly say ‘luo d kai hua’, which means drop and flourish to good things
v No scissors or needles as you may cut of your fortune, usually sewing machine is sealed off before the New Year and can only be used after the fifteen days or Chap Goh Mei
v 拿剪刀或针-会把好运财气剪掉； 通常缝纫机会在年初一前收起，年十五后才能用
v No hair cutting as ‘hair’ as you may be cutting off your prosperity or , in Chinese ‘fa’
v No money lending to anyone or debts collecting or you will suffer from bad money luck all year
Carter Choon Yuan Soon
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