With Lunar New Year around the corner, many people are focused on several aspects of the occasion! Though, there are superstitions that come with Lunar New Year and some of them are pretty out of the box! Lets start!
Lunar New Year involves loads of lucky food but leaves out this one particular dish. Porridge is not allowed during Lunar New Year, in fear that it may bring poverty because it was often consumed by those in the lower class in older history times.
It’s uncommon for a lot of families to hunt for their food, especially on holidays. Though, on this particular occasion any act of killing, including animals can cause misfortune as it is seen as wastefulness and unnecessary sacrifices
There are even household and house work superstitions!
Like no hair washing, no sweeping, and no clothes washing during the day of that could possibly “wash” away the good luck
Even crying or breaking dishes during the New Year can bring in bad luck!
If you find yourself wanting to knit or even do any type of needle work, don’t! This activity is seen to create a depletion of wealth because of the time consumption and time away from family. Even something as simple as using scissors or knives, cuts wealth!
Lunar New Year is all about gift giving too! Gift giving shows many people that you want them to live a long and prosperous life
However! It’s important to remember not to lend or borrow money. This act can often lead to a superstition of long-time debt both on the borrower and lender. Another money superstition is never giving odd amounts of lucky red envelope money! Usually, the wealthy numbers like 6 or 8 are preferred numbers of luckiness.
Can’t think of anything to wear for Lunar New Year? You have plenty of colors to choose EXCEPT, black and white. On this occasion, it is seen as unlucky colors and can affect the entire household.
Here’s some more odd taboos and superstitions!
Never say any unlucky words during the occasion. Specifically, saying “death” could bring the anticipation of death to the person who says it.
And lastly, no hospital visits during this occasion! This may seem odd, but in this occurrence, it could bring chances of getting a serious illness!
While superstitions may seem to be countless to an avid celebrator, it’s important to highlight the family and friend quality time that takes place during Lunar New Year.
Just remember to have fun and relish in the occasion! Keep stacking up those red envelopes!