Abstain from sweeping the house, taking out the trash

Before the 30th of Tet, every house is clean to avoid sweeping and dumping garbage in the first 3 days of the year. But in fact, along with welcoming guests, especially organizing meals at home, it is impossible not to clean up, as well as take out the trash. Some places come up with a trick, don’t sweep out the door, but sweep in to help … “lose fortune” or sweep in one place, only after the New Year’s day will it be swept away. It is understandable to be abstinent to wish for luck in the new year, but dirty work must be cleaned up, full garbage must be dumped … is normal, it is not necessary to abstain from excess so that garbage piles up in the house for 3 days in a row, causing unsanitary, disease…

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Abstain from mourning, crying

The ancients had the custom of abstaining from sad stories on the first day of the year. If there is mourning, they also keep the mourning towel for 3 days of the New Year, if someone dies on the 30th of the New Year, they also abstain from distributing mourning but leave it after a few days. People in mourning also abstain from going to another house to wish Tet or storm the land. At the beginning of the year, people also abstain from crying, try to limit children from crying and nagging at the beginning of the year. In fact, when someone crying, grieving, or mourning comes to the house, it will bring a bad air field and have a bad influence on the homeowner’s mentality.

Abstain from water and fire

The ancients believed that fire brought good luck for the beginning of the year, so they only begged, not given. Water is also considered as fortune, so the ancients also abstained from giving water for the first 3 days of the year for fear of losing fortune and money. That’s why there is a custom to go to the temple to ask for “lucky”… in the hope of having good luck for the whole year..

However, avoid overdoing it, there is a case where a neighbor’s house accidentally loses water on the 1st of the Lunar New Year, and when he asks for water, the surrounding refuses to give it. Because of taboo, not helping others is not advisable.

Abstain from breaking utensils

The ancients abstain from breaking dishes and cups at the beginning of the year because they believe that breaking will cause separation and destruction. Therefore, when handling, placing or washing dishes, plates… or fragile items, you need to be more careful. In fact, it is inevitable that the first year’s items will be dropped. Some places reassure by saying that breaking makes a good noise, bringing good luck. Therefore, if you accidentally drop the dishes, don’t worry.

Abstain from borrowing, lending

Borrowing at the beginning of the year is said to be poor for the whole year, while lending will disperse money, so people tend to abstain from borrowing, lending and debt collection at the beginning of the year. Even in work, people also tend to avoid urging others to complete because they think it will be unlucky.

Abstain from leaving, opening goods, going to holidays on bad days

With the concept of “first and foremost”, the ancients, when leaving, opening goods or going to New Year’s ceremony, always choose a good date and time. Good date and time each year is different, not fixed, so it is necessary to look up according to the calendar book. In 2015, the auspicious days to open goods are the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 9th; auspicious days to go to mass are from the 2nd to the 9th; Good days for departure are the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th.