News Year, New Chi

Gung Hay Fat Choy …Cantonese

Gong ki Fa Cai…………Mardarian

Means…..Wishing You Happiness and Prosperity !!

 Here are some Famous Taboos

 Do not use knives or scissors on New Year’s Day

as this may cut off your fortune.

 Shooting off firecrackers on New Year’s Eve is the Chinese

way of sending out the old year and welcoming in the New Year.

 On the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, every door in the house,

and even windows, have to be open to allow the old year to go out.

 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.

Gung Hay Fat Choy …Cantonese

Gong ki Fa Cai…………Mardarian

 Means…..Wishing You Happiness and Prosperity !!

 Here are some Famous Taboos……………

 Do not use knives or scissors on New Year’s Day,as this may cut off your fortune.

 Shooting off firecrackers on New Year’s Eve is the Chinese way of sending out the old year and welcoming in the New Year.

 On the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, every door in the house,and even windows, have to be open to allow the old year to go out.

 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.

Everyone should refrain from using foul language and bad or unlucky words. Negative terms and the word “four” (Ssu), which sounds like the word for death, are not to be uttered.

Death and dying are never mentioned and ghost stories are totally taboo. References to the past year are also avoided as everything should be turned toward the New Year and a new beginning.

 

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