Sunday, 10 February 2013

Welcome to the Year 4711

Today – Sunday 10th  February, 2013 - is the first day of the
Lunar New Year Festival for the year of the Snake
Those of you who do not espouse Budhism or Taoism may need a few pointers regarding the 15 days of celebration which you are about to undertake.
Day 1 - Feb 10
-It is unlucky for women to use knives today so no food preparation. Meals must therefore consist of leftovers.
-Married women should not visit their family as this will make them poorer.
-Wealth and luck of the household will diminish if sweeping or rubbish disposal takes place today.
-Washing your hair will wash away your luck
-Don't eat congee (rice porridge) for breakfast as this is paupers' fare and you may tempt fate.
-Washing clothes today will offend the God of Water whose birthday it is.
-Eating meat before noon will offend the gods who visit as many of them are vegetarian.
To wish others wel,l try:
Gong xi fa chai which is Congratulations and make a fortune in Mandarin
or Kung hey fat choy which is the Cantonese version and more common in UK.

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