Our favorite Chinese tradition for the New Year has to be house cleaning. Before the New Year’s Day Chinese consider it very important to give their home a good clean, so they get rid of any bad luck from the previous year. It is like sweeping away any mistakes or bad things that happened on the old days and start fresh with new hopes for the next year.
I suppose it is quite therapeutic; and for those who don’t like the hard chore of cleaning their homes, read on!
For the following few days after New Year’s Day you will need to keep all brooms and brushes away and not clean at all. If you do clean you will be sweeping away the good luck of the new year. So after the hard work you get to enjoy the party with family and friends!
Interested to know more about the Chinese New Year? Check this web http://www.familyculture.com/holidays/chinese_new_year.htm for more traditions.
Happy Chinese New Year!