With everything that has already happened in the first month of 2022, would it not be great if we can re-start the New Year again? The opportunity is just around the corner with the Lunar New Year being ushered on 1st February.
The Lunar New Year marks the beginning of a New Year for Chinese and is one of the most important festival celebrated. Each year is marked by a Chinese zodiac animal, 2022 being the Year of the Tiger.
There are many rituals for those who celebrate the Lunar New Year and it surrounds dispensing last year’s bad luck and preparing the home to receive the New Year’s good luck, which includes lots of cleaning, feasting and the sharing of wealth….yes, you are reading right!
Very much a belief of the Chinese community, to let good luck into your home, in the Year of Tiger, one of the key must-do is Spring Cleaning (it’s Spring Cleaning because Lunar New Year is celebrated at the start of Spring in China). This means decluttering, repair and replace, and a good clean to be rid of the bad luck. Cleaning the home may not seem like the most joyous traditions, but it is a ritual and it sets the tone for the new year to start FRESH. Post the cleaning, then it’s about setting ambience at home to make room for the good luck.