Chinese New Year is approaching, the New Year’s Day will be on 16 February and this year is the year of dog. If you are born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006, having zodiac sign of dog, this year you will be blessed!
In the New Year’s Day, 16 February, Chinese people have the tradition to give red pocket to wish people a good luck. They will share grand meal with family as well as having some culture activities such as watching dragon dance and visiting flower markets. Chinese welcome the New Year with joy and pleasure, but do you know there are some things that you should avoid? Here below are some examples.
Don’t break tools or equipment. Breaking things refer to bad luck in China, so keep your delicate belongings carefully if you have children or pet. If there is something broken, wrap the pieces with red paper to get away from the bad luck.
Don’t give red pocket or presents in odd number, always make it an even number, usually two. But never make it four, because it is linked with death. Eight will also be a good choice as it is an auspicious number in China.
Last but not least, don’t wash your hair in the New Year Day, as it is considered to be washing away your wealth. It is because in Chinese the pronunciation of hair “fa” is the same with that of wealth. Chinese believed that washing hair will affect your income in the coming year.
Wishing all of you a great fortune and a wonderful holiday. Centre O will be close from 4pm on 15 February and will resume to work on Tuesday 20 February.
Happy New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!