Monday. Today is Chinese New Year, so Happy New Year!
This year is the year of the Fire Monkey.
I wanted to write something about what to expect this Lunar year but I could only find information sign by sign and I didn’t feel like doing that for each of the 12 signs. So, if you are interested, you can look it up.
Chinese people are very superstitious. There are a number of things that they don’t do the first day of the year.
-They don’t take medicines. (Taking medicine means one will get ill for a whole year).
-They don’t eat porridge for breakfast because it’s considered that only poor people have porridge for breakfast, and people don’t want to start the year “poor” as this is a bad omen.
-They don’t do laundry because they celebrate the birthday of Shuishen (水神, the Water God).
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