How to spend Chinese New Year like a Chinese/Cantonese     02/04/2016 09:42

In China, there are a lot of traditional routines to do before and during the Chinese New Year. If you are interested in adopting any of the local customs, just follow these tips:

Decorate your house

People usually have a cleaning in their homes before Spring Festival, especially on the 28th day of the twelfth month (February 6 in 2016). It means the dirt will go away with the bad luck of the previous year and everything will be brand-new.

After a thorough house-cleaning with water boiled with pomelo leaves, the house will be decorated with fresh flowers brought from a flower market, as well as auspicious items like calligraphy on red paper and zodiac-shaped dolls.

来源:Life of Guangzhou     Editor:谭晶