8 Lucky Preparations for a Prosperous Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year, a time of renewal and fresh beginnings, is steeped in rich traditions and customs aimed at ushering in good fortune and prosperity for the year ahead. As you prepare to celebrate this auspicious occasion, consider incorporating these eight lucky practices to ensure a year filled with positivity and success.
Cleanse and Purify
Start the Lunar New Year on a clean slate by thoroughly cleaning and decluttering your home. This tradition, known as "sweeping away the dust," symbolises the removal of negative energy and makes room for positive vibes to flow freely.
Decorate with Red and Gold
Discover Lunar New Year-inspired homewares at Adairs, Bed Bath N' Table, Dusk, IKEA, or salt&pepper and embrace the vibrant colours of red and gold in your decorations. Red symbolises good luck and happiness, while gold represents wealth and prosperity. Adorn your home with lanterns, banners, and other festive items to invite good fortune.
Enjoy Reunion Dinners
The Lunar New Year is a time for family reunions. Share a special meal with loved ones to strengthen familial bonds and promote unity, creating a foundation for a harmonious year ahead. We’ve listed 8 Auspicious Lunar New Year Foods you should share with your loved ones, complete with recipes and restaurant suggestions.
Give Red Envelopes
The tradition of gifting red envelopes filled with money is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. As you exchange these red envelopes with family and friends, you are believed to be passing on blessings and positive energy for the upcoming year.
Get a Haircut
It is believed that people should not get a haircut during the first lunar month as it is seen as cutting your fortune away, dramatically reducing chances of prosperity in the year ahead, so make sure to book a hair appointment at Moe & Co, Billy and Vince, or Paran Hair Design before the Lunar New Year!
Wear New Clothes
Wearing new clothes during the Lunar New Year is believed to bring a fresh start and good fortune. Choose outfits in auspicious colours like red and gold to amplify the positive energy surrounding you. Explore our clothing boutiques here.
Offer Sweet Treats
Sweet treats are a must during the Lunar New Year. Delight your guests with offerings of tangerines and oranges, symbolizing wealth and luck, and share trays of delicious sweets from ALDI or Coles to sweeten the year ahead.
Watch the Lion Dance
Come and witness our energetic Lion Dance Ceremony, a traditional practice believed to dispel any lurking bad omens. The dynamic performance not only entertains but also clears the path for a year filled with golden opportunities, ensuring that good fortune prevails in the days to come.
As you embrace these traditions, remember that the Lunar New Year is a time for reflection, gratitude, and the anticipation of a prosperous future. May these practices fill your year with luck, joy, and abundance!
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