TOP 5 Chinese New Year Traditions you must follow


Chinese New Year clothes have historical and symbolic significance.

The never-ending list of CNY customs might scare you, but we have collate the top 4 CNY clothing and laundry traditions that you should know:

1. Chinese New Year New Clothes

One of the oldest traditional during CNY is acquiring new clothes and wearing them for the new year.

This symbolic tradition align with many other aspects of the festival, which emphasize the idea of change, new beginnings, and getting rid of the old.

Any new clothes should be worn on the first day of the Chinese New year, new Pajamas should be worn to sleep on New Year’s Eve night.

There is no specific criteria for what type or style of new clothes should be worn, however, preferably getting clothes with your “lucky” color.

2. Avoid Doing Laundry and Sweeping the floor

Laundry haters, good news for you.

It is considered inauspicious to do laundry during CNY.

As the first 2 days of CNY are celebrated as the birthday of the Water God.

Hence, washing your clothes on those days will offend the deity.

3. Wearing New Red or Colorful clothes

It is believed that wearing new clothes symbolizes a new start and fresh hopes for the New Year.

Red is also believed to be a good luck color and to scare away spirits of bad fortune.

Most Chinese usually will wear red or other brightly-colored clothes on Chinese New Year’s Day, to go with the festive and upbeat mood.

Black or white, on the other hand symbolize mourning and death thus not advisable.

4. Damaged CLothes is A Big No-No

That means no ripped jeans of any sort, even if it is the latest trend.

It is believed that damaged clothes attract bad luck, you don’t want to attract bad luck for the whole year.

Parent with young children, make sure none of them wear ripped clothing this year as children are said to be the most vulnerable ones to any bad luck!

5. Wear New Underwear

When people mention new clothes, apparently your underwear is also included! Best time to get a few new pairs for the coming year.

If your lucky color is red, you can even invest in a few red pairs of undies to HUAT… in a discreet way.

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