DO AND DON’T OF CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017
DO and DON’T of Chinese New Year 2017
Chinese New year embodies beliefs and traditions. So keep the following in mind to live a longer and prosperous life.
DO clean your house before the New Near to ward off evil
spirits. Gone with the old welcome the new.
DO wear red and bright coloured attire; don’t turn up in black,
especially when visiting the older generation Chinese relatives.
DO lisht up – literally and figuratively. The Lantern Festival
marks the end of Chinese New Year celebration. Lanterns of all
shapes and hung. This is a time when family members would
gather again to meen and eat sweet dumplings.
On New Year’s Day itself, don’t wash or cut hair or even do laundry. Doing so means washing away good luck for the
coming year. The use of knives and scissors may lead to the cutting of fortune.
DON’T say anything “ bad ” during the Chinese New Year since verbal blunders are believed to have a negative effect on
your life. Words like “ Si ” or “ Four ” in Chinese mean “ to die ” so you must refrain from using the number four.
DON’T give a clock as a present, it’s akin to escorting someone to the grave! Gifts like green hats, handkerchiefs,
umbrellas and scissor – even a pear fruit – are also a no-no.
DON’T lend money or something of value; anyone who dose get stuck doing it all year.
CR: fah thai magazine