Chinese New Year is fast approaching! What will the year of the rat bring? Whatever the future holds, one thing’s for sure – a new year symbolises a new beginning! As the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new!
Here we’ve put a list of top 5 things you need to tick off to prepare for the celebrations:
1. Buy New Clothes
This has been a long tradition associated with Chinese New Year. It is a practise to wear Red from top to toe. Traditionally, Chinese would adorn traditional clothes such as the Sam Fu (for males) and Cheong Sam (for females) but these days many choose to wear clothes in bright red colours. If you don’t like wearing red, why not purchase some red underwear instead!
2. Get A New Haircut
They say new hair, new life! Leave the struggles behind and cut off the weight and dead ends and enter the new year with hope and positivity. For even more luck, dye your hair a bright red colour to attract more ONG (luck!)
3. Decorate the Home for the New Year
Bring good luck and fortune into your homes with some bright red and gold decorations! The most popular Chinese New Year decorations has got to be the big round and red Chinese lanterns. Hang two at your front door to drive off bad luck! Other popular Chinese New Year Decorations include door couplets, red paper cuttings and auspicious plants (kumquat trees, lucky bamboo and cherry blossoms!)
4. New Year Dishes
No celebration is complete without good food enjoyed with family and friends. Here are six dishes to eat during the New Year and what they symbolise:
- Fish (Prosperity)
- Longevity noodles (Long life and happiness)
- Chinese Dumplings (Wealth)
- Niangao or Glutinous Rice Cake (Increment and promotion)
- Tāngyuán or Sweet Rice Balls (Family Togetherness)
- Mandarin Oranges (Good Luck)
5. Clean the house and get ready
Most importantly, spring cleaning! Sweep, clean and mop every corner of your home. Throw out all the old, broken furniture and dead plants to make way for better things to come. Get them done before the first day of Chinese New Year though, as it is considered unlucky to even sweep during the new year or you might be sweeping your good luck away!
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What are you waiting for? It’s time to get everything ready for the Lunar New Year.
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