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Calla's Head of Year: what NOT to do according to the Chinese tradition


We already have 20 guns to receive the New Year 2018 and luck. But in the Chinese culture they apply the reverse formula and they have a series of tips to avoid scaring the fortune at the beginning of the year, according to the Infobae site.

This is the list of what not to be done in New Year, according to the Chinese tradition:

1. Do not fight

Avoid discussing or making disagreements preserving the festive spirit.

2. Do not correct or reprimand

Avoid punishments and corrections for children to have a year without discussions.

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3. Do not use scissors or knives

They represent hatred, danger and people who will be cut from the life of those who use these elements. The Chinese tradition recommends not cooking this day, and if you have to do it, it is better the day before and eat this meal in New Year.

4. Do not break the pisa

It is unlucky that a plate, cup or any dishware should be cut into pieces. This brings shortage of money during the year. If it happens, you must collect all, but all the pieces and keep them together in a container.

5. Do not sweep away or sweep away

Sweeping or removing garbage bags in New Year goes against prosperity and the luck of the home.

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6. Do not sleep nap

This will prevent tiredness and vagueness during the year.

7. Do not wash your hair

It's a way to keep luck.

8. Do not wear white or black

In Chinese culture two are related to death (this is contrary to what we usually do in Latin America, where white in New Year promises to move away from illness).

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9. Do not eat meat or cereal

Deities of the New Year are vegetarian and they will bother if the diet is not. In addition, cereals, basic food of the eastern low classes, entail the prejudice of lack of prosperity.

10. Do not give away things related to the 4

Be in the name or that it contains. In Chinese tradition, number four sounds like "dead."

11. Do not name who wakes you on the first day of the year

Doing so will cause excessive dependence over the twelve months.

12. Avoid taking medications unnecessarily

Unless it is indispensable, it makes attracting weakness and illness.

13. Do not wash clothes

It is considered the birthday of the God of water and will bother you to get dirty.

14. Do not lose things

It is necessary to avoid losing things, and if you do not look for them. They symbolize the loss of money during the year.

15. Do not shave or cut your nails

Cut-off pain to the relationships of the person that is cut.

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