How to get ready for the Fire Rooster Year…
Chinese New Year is about to start! It’s the year of the fire rooster, who’s about to sing its song loudly and cheerfully. How will this song influence our lives? Maybe there’s no connection between the way our life will look like or feel like for the next 12 months and the fire rooster… But what if there is? Let’s just take a look at what the Chinese say about the fire rooster year.
If you want to be lucky, get ready to like more the numbers, colours, flowers and directions below:
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky colours: gold, brown, brownish yellow, yellow
Lucky flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Lucky directions: west, southwest, northeast
Besides that, there are some interesting Chinese New Year traditions which are key to a lucky year:
Preparing red envelopes.
For Chinese, it is traditional to give red envelopes after the New Year’s Feast or they can be put under children’s pillows when they fall asleep, to be opened in the morning. Giving red envelopes wishes good luck, and putting money in the envelopes is to bring happiness.
Cleaning the house
People say goodbye to the old year by sweeping the dust away and getting rid of the things they don’t need anymore. The Chinese also tidy before the New Year because they avoid cleaning for at least the first three days of the new year, believing such actions will “sweep” or “wash” away their good luck.
Getting a haircut
It is a tradition going back hundreds of years, many people in China seek to avoid getting a haircut in the first month of the Lunar New Year, because it is said to bring bad luck to their uncles. So, they do it before the New Year.
New year, new things. For the Chinese, new shoes and clothes symbolize a new beginning. Many people also purchase flowers for the new year since flowers are believed to bring fortune.
On New Year, Chinese wish wealth, health, high grades, and other good things to their loved ones, neighbours, colleagues and even strangers. Our wish for you? Pay less on your phone bill and save money for the things that really matter! And that’s only a wish, as you already know, because Tello’s Build Your Own Plan option offers the possibility to choose the amount of minutes, texts and data you actually use.
So, may you all have 大吉大利, that is “great luck and fortune”!