Chinese New Year Dos and Don’ts

Chinese New Year


  • Spring clean your house before CNY arrives
    To chase away all the 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

*CNY: Chinese New Year


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