Monday, 2 January 2017


Chinese New Year Dos and Don’ts 新年宜忌

  • Spring clean your house before CNY arrives o chase away bad fortune
  • Buy new clothes and have a haircut to welcome the New Year with a fresh image and avert misfortune
  • Stay up late on New Year’s Eve to wish for longevity for your parents
  • Greet everyone with a smile and utter auspicious sayings to usher in good luck and a smooth-sailing year
  • Prepare even-numbered mandarin oranges for New Year visits to convey good wishes to your friends and relatives
  • Repay all your debts before CNY arrives to avoid affecting your wealth luck in the New Year

  • Sweep the floor or throw rubbish on the 1st day of CNY to avoid sending your wealth luck away
  • Use sharp objects on the 1st day of CNY to ensure harmony and happiness in the family
  • Wash your hair on the 1st day of CNY to prevent washing your good fortune away
  • Break any plates or bowls (Utter auspicious sayings if breakage happens accidentally)

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