Welcome Year Of The Dragon 2012

Chinese New Year Day is on January 23, 2012… TODAY! Happy new year!
2012 is Year of the Dragon and it will arrive on February 4, 2012

There are some taboos on the Chinese New Year Day:

  • Since everybody is in a festival mood under a joyful and hilarious atmosphere, people shouldn’t argue each other. Also parents shouldn’t scold or punish the children. Otherwise, you will have more argument in the new year
  • Women shouldn’t use knife or shear in the kitchen, which indicates evil, anger, danger and cutting out the luck. As a result, women don’t cook new dishes on this day, people eat meals from leftovers
  • Breaking a dish, plate, bowl or cup means bad money luck is coming. In case that happens, then Chinese put all broken pieces in a round container until the coming trash day
  • A married woman shouldn’t go back to her mother’s home, otherwise her mother’s family will get poorer
  • To sweep the floor or dump the trash will take away the wealth and luck from the house
  • Don’t have a lunch nap at noon, otherwise people will be lazy year long
  • To wash the hair will wash your good luck away
  • Don’t wear in black or white to visit friends, because black and white are funeral colors in China
  • People shouldn’t visit friends’ houses, if they have a family member newly passed away
  • Don’t eat rice porridge in the morning breakfast, otherwise you won’t get rich because only poor people ate rice porridge in the past
  • Don’t eat meat in the morning breakfast, because many gods who are vegetarians arrive New Year Day festival in the morning
  • Don’t wake up people by calling their names, otherwise that sleeping person needs people’s push all year long
  • Don’t take unnecessary medicine, otherwise you will become unhealthy this year
  • Don’t wash clothes, because New Year Day is the birthday of the god of water
  • If someone owes you money, do not ask for the money back on this day. Otherwise, you will do it often in the rest of the year

Source: www.chinesefortunecalendar.com


4 comments for “Welcome Year Of The Dragon 2012

  1. Thea
    2012/01/24 at 01:24

    Thanks Armi. Thought that it might be a bit of fun for us. I also like to acknowledge the variety of readers I have and all the places they originate. Have a wonderful week, Armi. 🙂

  2. Armi Niemi - armiexpress
    2012/01/23 at 21:15

    Thanks for sharing these. Very interesting! Enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  3. Thea
    2012/01/23 at 19:42

    Thanks Kama. I’ll have no problem remembering, my birthday’s 5 Feb. 🙂

  4. Kama - gracefullynatural
    2012/01/23 at 19:39

    I hope I can remember all of those on Feb 4th … I may have to come back here to remind myself. Thank you for sharing, it is fun to find out about traditions from various cultures.

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