- Taking a shower on New Year’s Day (so you don’t get rid of the good luck)
- Unlucky words
- Breaking objects
- Using scissors and sharp objects
- Gifting clocks
- Demanding debt repayment
As part of the celebration, dumplings should be eaten everyday with every meal. It is believed that they bring you wealth.
Each year has an assigned zodiac sign which is an animal. The sign represents the whole year and not just the month. It is considered to be bad luck if your zodiac year is being celebrated and it’s recommended that you include red into your wardrobe. The positive side is that if you were born under the Year of the Pig, you are considered to be energetic, realistic and have an overall good personality.
Children receive special red envelopes with cash as gifts for the new year. It is a way of passing on blessings and good luck. Each Lunar New Year ends with the Spring Lantern Festival.