Eating fish during reunion dinner and on the first day of Chinese New Year (年年有余）signifies that you’ll have more than you need.
Do not sweep the floor on the first day of CNY to avoid sweeping away good luck.
Keep the lights on the whole night before CNY to ensure that the God of Fortune can find your house and grace it with prosperity and wealth.
These are but some of the practices the Chinese here in Singapore practise to ensure a year of good luck and fortune. My father would prefer all of us to look like walking angpows (red packets that we put money in to gift the children or relatives who are younger than us) , but it doesn’t look like he’ll get his wish anytime soon.
Everyone has their own quirks or customs but I think most would avoid wearing black on the first day of CNY. I know of some friends who’ll wear new red underwear without fail. I’m not sure how I came to this information, but it’s true.
In the olden days, I know people would dig up their gold jewellery and deck themselves in this precious metal from head to toe. These days, I think Singaporeans are much more subdued when it comes to displaying their jewellery (it’s safer too, don’t you think?)
For this year of the Monkey, I’d like to share some lucky gemstone jewellery that bring wealth and prosperity.
Rainbow Moonstone is the gemstone of prosperity, fertility and love.
Just like how it nurtures pearls, Mother of Pearl jewellery protects the wearer and bring wealth and prosperity.
Amethyst has been worn but powerful people from ages ago to enhance their luck and focus.
Lapis Lazuli, the birthstone for Sep and Dec, not only looks royal, but increases your EQ and success luck.
Nothing like faceted sparkling Lemon Quartz to usher in the good luck!
In my heart, I truly believe nothing will bring success more than your dedication and hard work, but looking classy with pretty jewellery is always a good thing.:)