Sometimes, not everyone is excited about the lunar new year…especially when it’s your turn to give.
In this week’s issue of the Sampan Newspaper, we explore how it’s tradition for married couples to give red envelopes filled with lucky money to children and those who are younger & single.
Basically, you make bank as a kid.
Are you all ready for the new year? Well, I finally put away the xmas tree and…that’s about as much as I’ve done to prepare. So, don’t feel bad because all that matters is that you not swear; don’t sweep/clean; and avoid the salon – just greet everyone with a happy new year message…
so 恭喜發財! 新年快樂! 心想事成!
[Previously appeared in the February 2015 special lunar new year’s issue of the Sampan Newspaper]
This year the celebrations start on Tuesday, February 5th. So, you’ve still got some time to clean your home from top to bottom and to get a haircut before it’s too late because once February 5th rolls by no more cleaning and hair cutting else bad luck shall befall you for the rest of the year.
Although, I’m still going to bathe and wash my hair. There are some traditions that I just can’t continue with – personal hygiene is very important to me.
Anyhow, enjoy the family feasts, lion dances, oranges galore and red envelopes if you’re still at that age where you’re receiving them.
Wishing you and your family a very happy lunar new year in this week’s comic in a special lunar new year edition of the Sampan Newspaper.
Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has taken the world – and my small apartment – by storm. Seriously, my tupperware drawer has never been more calm & peaceful than after applying the KonMari method of organizing.
This week’s comic in the Sampan Newspaper.