Happy Lunar New Year11:41:00 AM
For those who do celebrate the Chinese/Vietnamese New Year, Happy New Year (Chúc Mừng Năm Mới, Kung Hei Fat Choy) I have been cleaning for the past few days so that we will have good fortune and health for the upcoming year! We are not allow to clean or do laundry on the day of or else the whole year will come with misfortunes and hardships. Asians are so superstitious, we try to avoid things so badluck does not find us and we follow it greatly around the Lunar New Year. :D
Over the weekend, we welcome the year of the Dragon with good tradition food and surrounded ourselves with close friends.
Stay positive and do not wish ill on others. We should welcome the Lunar New Year with positive energy.
Many people believe that on New Year's Day washing hair is not allowed because it would have washed away good luck for the New Year. Wearing new clothes represent the new that you want to be bringing into your life. Put on something red for an extra boost! Don't wear white or black clothing, since they are the traditional colours of mourning.
Do not sweep or clean your house on the day of new year, you certainly do not want to sweep away all your wealth and good fortune, an disorganized home means an empty pocket or a loss of promotion.
Avoid breaking things, crying and wailing on the first day of the year, if you don't want to continue the pattern for the entire year.
Pay your bills and loans before New Year, so you don't have any debt left for New Year.
It is considered unlucky to greet anyone in their bedroom so that is why everyone, even the sick, should get dressed and sit in the living room.
Chinese believe it’s bad to start the New Year by swearing, yelling at the kids, or getting angry or upset. Bad mood is taboo. Watching funny movies or interesting programs is a good idea.Everyone should refrain from using foul language and bad or unlucky words. Don't quarrel!
Clean the car! This is what gets you around during the year.
Interesting facts: Buddha called called all animals to come to him before departing earth but only 12 animals came. As a reward he named a lunar new year after each according to the arrival of the animal.