恭禧发财 (Gong Xi Fa Cai)
Chinese to English translation: Happy New Year!
Today is Chinese New Year! The Chinese people believe that all creations are reborn on New Year’s Day. Chinese New Year celebrates the concept of “out with the old, and in with the new.”
Basically, everything associated with the New Year’s Day is supposed to represent good fortune.
To help you find your fortune in the New Year, The Little Bra Company put together a list of some Chinese New Year customs that are sure to keep you ladies lucky!
Clean your home as thoroughly as possible to sweep away the bad luck of the year that has ended. But, do not clean your home during the first few days of the New Year! You do not want to risk sweeping away any of the good luck the New Year will bring you. This is why brooms should be placed in a hidden spot before New Year’s Day, to prevent the good fortune from being swept away.
Try to pack your home with as many friends, family members, and loved ones as possible. A home filled with laughter and light during the New Year celebration will spread good wishes for the coming year. But, do not cry or get angry on New Year’s Day; you will be setting a tone with the tendency for dispute in the coming year.
When all your party guests arrive, persuade them to remove their shoes and walk gently into your home. This will invite a smooth transition into the New Year.
Avoid white! White represents death and mourning. Don’t wear white; don’t serve White Russians; don’t use a white table cloth, etc. Try to wear bright colors because they will bring in happiness!
2012 is the year of the Dragon. The dragon is considered to be the luckiest of Chinese lunar years! However, according to the zodiac calendar dogs and dragons are in direct conflict. Therefore, those born in the year of the dog may want to be extra careful this year. One way to protect yourself from bad luck is to wear red undergarments. It’s actually advisable for all signs to wear red (or bright colors) on the inside and out especially on New Year’s Day. So make sure you wear the Little Bra Company’s red Lucia small bra and thong or boy short set, and be sure to get lucky!