Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chinese New Year Tradition

Sorry JO-N for sitting on this meme.

What are some of your new year’s good luck traditions?

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*My mom used to collect some coins and when the new year comes she put the coins in a bowl and shake it to create sounds. She said its good luck for money throughout the year. And also wearing dotted dresses on new year don’t know why. CC/chalyza/keep

*My old folks always told us to avoid spending money on new years day. They said, once you spend on the first day of the year, you like to spend the rest of the year.Behind d Scenes of ME/ Retchel’s Pure Life/ /A little bit of me

*I grew up believing that if you have some money on your pocket (whatever you’re wearing) come New Year’s eve it will ensure steady flow of income throughout the year. The other belief is that the main door of the house should be wide open come New Year’s eve so that good luck will be ushered in. Juliana of MY WORLD and JULIANA’S LAIR.

*I don't have any traditionals during New Year. Juliana RW

*I have keep a RM50 note which the serial number is begin with number 8 and end up with number 8 also, between the number, it’s not encourage to have number 4 and number 0. By doing this we will have steady income throughout the whole life. It’s not easy to find such note. Another ways is to keep your “Ang Pao” in your pocket or put it inside your pillow on the New Year eve before you sleep.Hazel

*There are many beliefs but I don’t really follow. To me, to gain good luck, we must radiate positive thoughts and be happy always. (The law of attraction) JO-N

* I do keep up with what my mum taught me, such as house-cleaning before CNY and no washing of hair and sweeping of floors on the first day, although I will wash my hair if necessary. Never to go a-visiting empty handed, and always have a red packet in the things we bring to people's houses. Then my in-laws from HK have their tradition of eating a sweet that is offered in everyone's house that we visit. It's a must, although I don't really know why. Sweetpea

What about your beliefs, Amah, Chumsy's Mummy and Janice?

3 comments:

J@n!ce said...

I din know that we cant wash hair on the first day of CNY...
I wash my hair everyday ;p

Thanks for the interesting tag :)

laundryamah said...

eating the sweet means "tim tim mutt mutt" sweet like honey la.... hahahaha..actually oso not really kena with CNY hor..more for Valentines I reckon..

Sweetpea said...

janice - i used to get scolded by mum if i washed my hair on that day, haha. my pleasure

amah - i suppose so. watever it is, anything that sounds positive and nice is good lar, right? :)