Dos and Don’ts of Chinese New Year

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1. Don’t: Sweep the floor or take out the garbage on New Year’s Day

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2. Don’t: Wash your hair on New Year’s Day

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3. Do: Cut your hair BEFORE the new year.

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4. Don’t: Say the number four 四 (sì)

5. Don’t: Drop chopsticks (or anything really)!

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6. Don’t argue, yell or cry

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7. Don’t: Use scissors or sharp objects like knives.

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8. Do: Wear red

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9. Don’t: Gift shoes or clocks

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10. Do: Pack Hóng Bāo with crisp, new bills

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