I know our New Year’s has passed, however, how about incorporating some of the Chinese New Year traditions into our lives to promote happiness, wealth and longevity?
The Chinese New Year is on Feb. 3, 2011, which is based on the lunar month . In preparation for the new year, the Chinese pay their debts, cut their hair, buy new clothes and thoroughly clean their homes. Cleaning is thought to sweep away any ill fortune and to make way for the incoming good luck.
I was just in Malaysia and it was fun to see all the Chinese New Year decorations. At the mall they had huge drums on display that represent different blessings for the New Year such as “wealth”, “prosperity” and “health”. People can go up and bang on the drums so their blessings come true. There was one little boy who would not stop beating on the “wealth” drum and wouldn’t let anyone else beat on it. We were laughing saying that he didn’t want anyone else stealing his wealth. Attached is a fun picture.
2011 is the year of the rabbit and is said to bring more peace and calmness than the year before, which was the energetic year of the tiger. Happiness to all!