Happy Chinese New Year!

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It's Chinese New Year and I just read you're not supposed to wash your hair today (yikes for me)!  Are you superstitious?  A few do's and don'ts for today.
Chinese horoscope for 2012 or check out this flash graphic horoscope
Eat some long noodles for longevity!
Bring good fortune with lobster and cream!
A little dragon style.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Jan Halvarson

12 comments:

call me debbie said...

Oh yeah and this is the dragon's year! I am a dragon i hope for a good year!

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GrapeJelly said...

Today is also Korean New Year, one of the most important holidays. You say Happy New Year Blessings by saying "Saehae Bok Manee Badesaeyo." It's a day to honor and respect your family (living and deceased). As far as food, my family has always eaten rice cake soup (duk guk) with beef, eggs, and garlic with a side of kimchi.Now that I live away from them all, I make sure to carry on the tradition and now my non-Korean husband knows how to cook it as well.

anhesty said...

i'm slightly superstitious. i am not washing my hair today and i'm not cleaning or cooking today :) and i cleaned my entire house this weekend. happy lunar new years!

Blace said...

Cute post! Love the photo! I'm not really superstitious but I find superstitions pretty fun...

Vanessa said...

Haha, go figure, I washed my hair today! It's even more funny to me that, because I have long hair, I go more often between washings than most people... so why did I pick today!? Oh well...

Jan | Poppytalk said...

GrapeJelly - Oh cool! Happy Korean New Year to you!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Vanessa - maybe because you have long hair it'll bring you longevity! : )

Audrie said...

Gong hei! I'm Chinese and we were never told not to wash our hair on CNY... but we weren't allowed to do any sweeping because it supposedly sweeps the good luck out of the house. Fine by me! One less chore to do! hehehe!

Mariela said...

I'm glad I didn't sweep today : ) , nice post.

Helena said...

I am sick today and didn't wash my hair (out of sheer laziness) but it's looking like this cold I caught at Alt is bringing me good luck!

Tina (LifeinSketch) said...

Not very superstitious but I didn't wash my hair because it was raining like crazy out. Hopefully that brought some luck!

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Helena - sorry to hear your not well today - but yes i think it did bring you luck!
:)

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