Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year is celebrated tomorrow, Friday, 12 February.
More than lanterns and dragons, Chinese New Year is done differently depending on the country where it is celebrated. If you want to bring luck in 2021, you better try these traditional Chinese New Year practices to start the year right!
10 Ways To Attract Good Fortune This Chinese New Year
We can never have enough luck in our lives, and this Chinese New Year is the perfect time to up our good fortune game. Here are 12 dos that you should get started.
1. Hang New Year’s Couplets in your windows and doors. Chinese couplets are red papers with written Chinese poetry and greetings about wellness, happiness, prosperity, luck, health, and longevity.
2. If you run a business, or you want to advance your career, place coal or golden garlic in a plate inside your house/place of business.
3. Turn on all the lights and open all your windows to allow luck and positive energy to enter your home.
4. Prepare these 7 lucky foods on new year’s eve: fish, dumplings, spring rolls, sweet rice balls, good fortune fruits, nian gao and longevity noodles.
5. Prepare tangerines and oranges. According to the Chinese, tangerines represent wealth while oranges bring luck. Their bright colors also symbolizes gold which means fortune in Chinese.
6. Be sure to do some cleaning before New Year’s Day. Cleaning rids your house of any huiqi, or inauspicious breaths, collected over the year.
7. Give Hong bao or red envelopes filled with crisp bills. They are such a big part of the Chinese New Year traditions. Be sure to give an even-numbered amount except with amounts starting in “four” because it signifies death in China.
8. Wear a dash of red! In Chinese culture, red is a lucky color. It also symbolizes happiness, vitality, and long life. You might even want to wear lucky red skivvies.
9. Create a treasure vase and put it in the center of your house where start 8 resides during the year of the Metal Ox. You can also decorate it with red ribbons!
10. Be sure to light a few firecrackers during the new year, as the noise is said to drive away Nian (a terrible monster with an evil energy) and negative energy.
Do this today and bring a whole year of fortune! In the mean time, you can also read what the year of the Ox means for you here.
China Admissions During Chinese New Year
Many of the universities are having a holiday but we are still available to support you to choose courses and apply (although please expect slightly slower response time).
If you are not sure whether to apply, it is always better to apply earlier to increase your chances, we will review your application as soon as possible.
You can choose courses here.
Wish you a happy and successful new year!