Keep Adaptability in Mind!

Michele Lewis, CFSP
Jan – Feb 2022 • Vol 3, No 119

As our new year begins, we have another celebration—the Chinese Lunar New Year. This is honored and celebrated each year on the new moon of the first lunar month. And what a celebration it is!

This is a time of cleaning out the old and welcoming the new. In the days preceding the New Year, houses are thoroughly cleaned. Both physical dirt and the poor luck of the past year are cleared away to welcome the newly arrived good luck.

Of course, all the brooms are put away before New Year’s Day so that the great fortune that is come cannot be swept away. Families will then begin their celebrations with a huge dinner and reunion; many in new clothes and shoes, symbolizing the new start. And, of course, any new haircuts will be had before the new year (but after winter solstice) as the word for hair sounds like the word for prosperity.

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