Open House Do's and Don'ts During Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year begins on the 23rd of January this year, welcoming the year of the dragon. The celebration lasts for 15 days and is considered to be the beginning of the spring in the East. Most Asian cultures celebrate this holiday with friends and family. Here are some tips on preparing for an open house during this festive period.
Open House Do's and Don'ts during Chinese New Year
During Chinese New Year, people commonly decorate their home not only with the symbols of longevity, prosperity and luck, but with feng shui ideas as well. The following is a list of Do's and Don'ts:
Before Chinese New Years Eve, clean the entire house to get rid of any ill-fortune associated with the past year and make room for incoming good luck. Most of all, put away all brooms and brushes as they symbolize "brushing away good luck".
Add a new welcome door mat and flank the door with plants (choose plants with rounded leaves as sharp leaves can appear aggressive to buyers).
Flowers such as chrysanthemum, lucky bamboo and plum blossoms are used to symbolize wealth and luck.
If the back of a sofa faces the room's entrance, energy bounces right out. Facing a comfortable sofa or love seat toward the entrance of the room will improve energy flow and make buyers feel welcome.
All dirt and rubbish must be taken out the back door.
Display oranges and tangerines to symbolize abundant happiness.
Wear brand new clothes and the color red as it symbolizes joy and happiness.
Don't wear white or black as they are colors of mourning.
Don't use knives or scissors or you may cut off fortune.
Don't cook or bake on New Year day.
Source: Fluff Rentals
This entry was posted on January 10th, 2012 by Karel Palla | Posted in General