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Chinese New year is coming! Are you ready to get lucky?

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Each year Chinese New Year is celebrated at the beginning of the lunar calendar which typically falls between mid-January and mid-February. Traditionally observance of the new year begins the evening preceding the first day of the lunar new year and continues until the 15th day of the year.
The Lunar New Year of the Tiger begins on Feb. 1, 2022. So the question is, how to get a lucky Chinese New Year? Chinese people believe that there are specific things to do during Chinese Lunar New Year, in order to bring in good fortune, prosperity and happiness.
No matter what your Chinese New Year animal is, the following 5 lucky things to do for Chinese New Year will help you attract good luck for the fresh new year.
1. Clean up the House.
Cleaning up the house before new year is a very old tradition for Chinese people. Once you clean your home inside and out, you can get rid of the bad luck collected over the year and start to bring in good fortune for the new year.
Can I get good luck by cleaning on New Year's Day? Of course not. Chinese people believe that good luck flows around the house, and any cleaning on New Year's Day will wash away good luck for wealth and prosperity.
2. Make Your House Beautiful.
Cleaning things up means a brand-new start for the next year will come. By decorating the house, you can keep the positive energy in your house. Decorations for new year are mainly about flowers, couplets, Chinese knots, new year pictures and papercuts on windows. Color like red and golden are the main colors for decorating your house.
Put some fresh fruits at home as well, apples, oranges, pomelos and grapes are all symbols of prosperity. Don't hesitate to get ready for some ornaments to welcome a lucky and fruitful new year.
3. Buy New Clothing.
How to start a lucky new year? At the beginning of the Chinese New Year, everything will be renewed and a new atmosphere will come from inside to outside. As a result, Chinese people think it necessary to wear new clothing to welcome the new year.
What's more, wearing new clothing is to ward off the evil and get good blessings. But you should remember to choose some bright colors and avoid black color. Generally speaking, red is the luckiest color for Chinese Lunar New Year.
4. Wear a Dash of Red.
Wearing something red is an auspicious way to attract maximum good luck and warn off any bad spirits. If it's right your zodiac year, "Ben Ming Nian" in Chinese, it's a must do thing to wear something red, such as red clothes, socks and underwear. Some people prefer to wear red inside, it boosts up energy and happiness from inside out.
If you really don't like red color, just choose some bright colors. Keep things colorful and a glorious future will come to you in the next year.
5. Eat some Sweet Things.
One will feel happy when eating some sweets. And having sweets during Chinese New Year will brighten up your life, in other words, you may start a joyful new year with happiness and energy.
Tikoy, "Nian gao" in Chinese, is a popular food in most regions. Due to the similar pronunciation in Chinese, having some "Nian gao" during Chinese New Year, you may have a better life in the new year. Meanwhile, it also implies a good will of a promotion for one's career.
Most people associate luck as a game of chance. And while there is an element of chance, it does not define the game. Being lucky is really a reflection of the choices we make. It is good to embrace these kinds of traditions and beliefs. However, keep in mind that your life should not depend on luck. (FCSC)

Last Modified: 2022-Apr-10 23.00.00 UTC+0800