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Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year!  2012 is the year of the Dragon!  That just happens to be my Chinese zodiac sign, so I’m pretty sure this year is going to be FABULOUS!!!
Here are some fun facts, aka superstitions, to know about Chinese New Year!  Growing up, I remember my mom telling us a lot of these!  {courtesy of The Star}

DO clean your house before New Year’s Eve to rid of the previous year’s bad luck.
DON’T sweep or clean your house on New Year’s Day (this could sweep away good fortune).
DON’T wash your hair on New Year’s Day.
DO wear reds and yellows, bright and happy colours that will bring good fortune.
DON’T curse or speak of death. This could bring bad luck.
DON’T use scissors or knives on New Year’s Day (this could cut off good fortune).
DO settle your debts before the New Year.
DO eat whole fish (abundance), chicken (prosperity) and dumplings (health and fortune).
DON’T cut noodles (they represent long life).
DON’T cry on New Year’s Day or you could end up crying for the rest of the year.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Happy Monday!

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  1. Mica says:

    Happy Chinese new year to you too Sam! Hope the year of the dragon brings you everything you wish and hope for. Did you wear bright colours? I wore a red dress to work as we were having a little celebration there :)

    • Samantha says:

      Happy Chinese New Year! Thank you! We didn’t do much these weekend bc the hubby was working, but I am wearing a red dress to dinner tonight! :)

  2. steph says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you Sam! I totally remember my mum saying those things to me too :) May the year of the Dragon bring you loads of luck! x

  3. Happy Chinese New Year Sam! This is excellent! I researched about this a couple of years back on my personal blog and implemented it in my own life. I do this every new year and for me it works. I think they are excellent practices. You are so lucky to be under the dragon sign. Mine is the rat. LOL Have a fab day!

    • Samantha says:

      Kim!! Happy Chinese New Year!! The rat is a GREAT sign! My father was a rat! {And that also means we are very “compatible”!} I knew there was a reason why I always think you’re so fab! :) xo

  4. pjlatte says:

    Happy Chinese New Year to you too! I’m now a follower!!

  5. happy new year, sam! love your list. :)


  6. skippysays says:

    Happy New Year! I love reading fun superstitions like that :)

  7. Bonnie says:

    I love the idea of cleaning the house to get rid of the previous year’s bad luck. :) Happy Chinese New Year, darling.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. Happy Dragon Year love! Can’t believe you are a dragon – it’s the best zodiac sign! We were toying with the idea of having a dragon baby but it conflicts with my bar exam sessions…

    My mom and mother-in-law told me the same facts too, I love that we have our own superstitions to believe in =)

  9. LV says:

    Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you lots of blessings!

  10. Oh crap! I used the scissors AND washed my hair.

  11. Tiffany says:

    Happy Chinese New Year!! =)

  12. Happy Year of Dragon!!

    there’s another one: DON’T read book at new years….”shou” means loss…

  13. Happy Chinese New Year! I do remember those “rules” when I was growing up. Thanks for refreshing my memories!

    http://mui28.blogspot. com

  14. huda says:

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  15. Oh I wish I had read this before I started my day, haha! I did get the eat dumplings part done though – yummy food baby, am rubbing my belly for loads of good fortune!

    Happy New Year to you too!

  16. huda says:

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  17. Divya @ Saved By The BEHL says:

    Happy Chinese New Year Sam! I know this might sound crazy, but yesterday I was craving Chinese food incredibly bad, like I called my sister and whined to her about how I wish it wasn’t so windy and I could pick some up. Must have been some sort of intuition maybe? Anyway, I love your list of Do’s and Don’t and I think next year I will give this Holiday a proper celebration!

  18. Jen @ redsolesandredwine says:

    Happy Chinese New Year!! Wishing you the best year, lots of luck and health. Dragons run in my family and I’m excited to have a baby dragon :).

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  19. Happy New Year Sam! All the best to you in the upcoming year, my brother is also born under the year of the dragon as well :)

  20. Hi Sam, You’re a dragon? Happy New Year of the Dragon! I’m a rat. Sounds funny when you say it like that. I have no idea what that means but my dad told me I was a rat. I’ve broken almost all the do’s and don’ts…crap! Have a great week!

  21. Sayaka says:

    Happy New Year Sam!! Wow what fun facts. Some are similar to the Japanese culture and some are different, so it was fun to read your post today!!

  22. LOVE these Sam! Especially the one about not crying on New Years. I am thinking there is some truth to these…

    XO – Marion

  23. prettymeggy says:

    you’re blog is amazing and i really like your style!!!
    happy chinese new year to you!!!
    take care. greetings from italy.
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

  24. Such a fun list! Happy New Year!

  25. Lisa Price says:

    Love your blog, it’s so fun! Officially bookmarked! XO.

  26. Alyssa says:

    I am the year of the dragon too! Hope you had a very happy new year!

  27. jen says:

    haha very interesting! happy lunar new year! :)also.. random thought..when you eat noodles.. don’t you end up cutting them? :(

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