On Chinese New Year
Eve, parents encourage
children to stay awake as long as possible, because legend says that the
longer children stay awake the longer their parents will live.
Sweeping during Chinese New Year
is very unlucky as you might sweep
the new year luck out of your house!
The Kitchen God was an important ancient
deity. Once each year, right before the new year, this god's job was to make
an annual report about the behavior of the household to his boss, the "Jade
Today, as part of the Chinese New Year celebration, sweets are
often exchanged so that the kitchen god's report will be sweet and flattering.
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