Those Chinese New Year traditions
My family isn’t terribly traditional, so I’m hardly an authority on Chinese New Year traditions. In fact, I only learned about most of these traditions from reading Culture Shock! Singapore as a child.
- Emptying all the trash in the apartment before the end of the day.
- Which includes changing the kitty litter today instead of tomorrow, which is when I’d usually do it.
- Not wearing black or predominantly dark colours for the first couple of days of the New Year.
- Preparing ang pows with an even number of dollar bills inside.
I don’t think I’m going to wear red on the first day of the New Year, though. That’s a bit much, innit?