In case any of us were lucky enough to go to China while the holiday of Lunar New Year is unraveling (this year it is better to steer clear of China even during celebrations) it is better to invest our time now and see what traditions are prevailing there this time a year.
1. Do not say negative words
2. No breaking of ceramics and glass
In case you break something you are to wrap the broken thing into red paper and murmur special phrase. After that you are to wait until the festivities are over and send the shards into the lake or a river. But try not to break anything in the first place as it is believed that you are breaking your connection with fortune like that.
3. Do not clean
There is a special day dedicated to cleaning. Other than that you are not to even sweep. Good for lazy people who prefer to skip cleaning altogether. I should probably mention that in New Year’s day you also must not take showers. Now that is nasty, but we should respect the tradition.
4. Do not use sharp objects
5. Do not visit the wife’s family
6. Avoid fighting and crying
No one wants crying to follow then all year long. And for that it is better to avoid crying and fighting altogether. Plus, I hope that there are not so much occasions in your life that allow you to cry in the first place.
7. Avoid taking medicine
No visits to the doctors, no surgery, no shots.