January 29, 2006

Year of the Dog

So today is Chinese New Year. So set off any fireworks that you might have left over from the 4th of July cause we got to keep the evil spirits away. Be careful:

There are many traditional taboos for Spring Festival. Crying on New Year's Day means you will cry for the rest of the year, and washing your hair signifies washing away good luck.

Likewise, the number "four" is banned, because it sounds like the word for "death", and using knives or scissors may cut off good fortune.

This luck thing is tricky.

1 comment:

Rosa said...

Ouch. Tricky indeed.