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New Year traditions (part III) 新年傳統(三)


» Continued from yesterday / 接續昨日

A ccording to tradition, there are certain rituals and events that should be carried out on each of the first 15 days of the New Year. Here is your guide to the third day of the Lunar New Year.


Everyone should tread carefully today. After two days of feasting, gambling, drinking and visiting relatives, don’t be surprised if some tempers begin to fray today. Sensibly, it is suggested that you don’t visit any friends or relatives, in order to avoid getting into any arguments. Instead, it’s a good chance for anyone who has spent a long time preparing for the celebrations to stay at home and take a well-earned rest. The best advice is to get up late and go to bed early to avoid any trouble.


It’s thought that clearing away trash symbolizes throwing away good fortune so some people wait until today before cleaning the house.  (John Phillips, staff writer)



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