Taboos and Superstitions Related to Chiness New Year
On New Year’s Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dustpans and other cleaning equipment are put away. With Superstitions ruling the roost., its not only some of us who are superstatious about things at large. The entire house should be claned before New Year’s day.
Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year’s Day for fear that good fortune will swept away. After New Year’s Day, the floors may be swept. Beginning at the door, the dust and rubbish are swept to the middle of the parlor, then placed in the corners and not taken or thrown out until the fifth day. At no time should teh rubbish in the corners be trampled upon. In sweeping, there is a superstation that if you sweep the dirt out over the threshold, you will sweep one of the family away. Also, to sweep the dust and dirt out of your house by the front entrance is to sweep away the good fortune of the family; it must always be swept inward and then carried out, then no harm will follow. All dirt and rubbish must be taken out the back door.
Bringing in the New Year and expelling the Old Shooting off firecrackers on New Year’s Eve is the Chinese way of sending out the old year and welcoming in the New Year. On the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, every door in the house, and even windows, have to be open to allow the old year to go out.
Yeah, this is one of habitually and call as Chinese Culture. May be any different or additional, but this is just information sharing.