Get to know the traditions surrounding Chinese New Year.
As early as the 14th century B.C., people marked the second new moon of the year – a time to begin planting – with a massive festival. Since then, people have layered on Lunar or Chinese New Year traditions, most having to do with prosperity and “bringing in wealth” plus taboos that “ward off bad luck.”
In Singapore, orange tree topiaries flank businesses’ doors, lion dances erupt at all hours and the-messier-the-better reunion dinners are quite a sight. Use these dos and don’ts to navigate the season. Want to know everything there is to know about CNY traditions in SG? Read this!
By Pinky Chng, January 2017 / Updated January 2020 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, January 2021.
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