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2025 Chinese New Year Day is on Wednesday, January 29, 2025 and the Chinese New Year's eve is on Tuesday, January 28, 2025. 2025 is the year of the Green Wood Snake. Chinese celebrate Chinese Festival for 15 days long, from Chinese New Year Day to Chinese Moon Festival. There are many Chinese New Year Taboos are taught from elder generations to younger generations. Chinese believe that some improper behaviors in Chinese New Year period will affect their luck in the coming year. The following things you should not do during Chinese New Year.

Don't Anger and Don't Argue

Since everybody is in a festival mood under a joyful and hilarious atmosphere, people shouldn't argue each other. People should use auspicious words, not dirty words. Also parents shouldn't scold or punish the children. Otherwise, you will have more argument in the New Year.

Don't Touch shear, Needle and Knife

Women shouldn't use knife or shear in the kitchen, which indicates evil, anger, danger and cutting out the luck. As a result, women don't cook new dishes on this day, people eat meals from the leftover.

Don't Break Things

Breaking dish plate, bowel or cup means bad money luck coming. In case that happens, then Chinese put all broken pieces in a round container until the coming trash day.

Married Women Don't Visit Parent’s Home

A married woman shouldn't go back to her parent’s home, otherwise her parent’s family will get poorer.

Don't Make Dirty and Take Away Trash

To sweep the floor or dump the trash will take away the wealth and luck from the house.

Don't Make a Noon Nap

Don't have a lunch nap at noon; otherwise people will be lazy year long.

Don't Wash Hair

To wash the hair will wash your good luck away.

Don't Wear in Black or White

Don't wear in black or white to visit friends, because black and white are funeral color in China.

Don't Visit Unfortunate House

People shouldn't visit friend's house, if they have a family member newly past away.

Don't Visit Doctor or Hospital

People shouldn't visit Doctor or Hospital. That will bring illness later during the new year.

Don't Have Rice Porridge

Don't eat rice porridge in the morning breakfast; otherwise you won't get rich because only poor people eat rice porridge in the past.

Don't Eat Meat in the Morning

Don't eat meat in the morning breakfast, because many gods who are vegetarians arrive New Year Day festival in the morning.

Don't Wake Up People

Don't wake up people by calling their names, otherwise that sleeping person needs people's push all year long.

Don't Take Unnecessary Medicine

Don't take unnecessary medicine; otherwise you will become unhealthy this year.

Don't Wash Clothes

Don't wash clothes, because New Year Day is the birthday of the God of Water.

Don't Ask Debtor's Money

If someone owes you money, do not ask for the money back on this day. Otherwise, you will do it often in the rest of the year.

Don't Lend or Borrow Money

To borrow money from someone or lend money to someone will cause the money dispute. The worse thing is that it might lead to debit in coming year.

Don't Leave Wallet from Your Hands

Don't let people take anything away from your pocket or purse, because that's a sign of money loss in the year.

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