10 home taboos to avoid during CNY

10 home taboos to avoid during CNY

SINGAPORE - Chinese New Year often means more than just packing 'hongbao' (red packets) for little ones and buying new clothes for home owners.

Home owners often have to spend at least a few days spring-cleaning and sprucing up their home interiors to welcome the New Year. But before you embark on an epic spring-cleaning session, here are a few taboos to take note of if you're the superstitious kind.

You may know the common ones like not sweeping the floor on New Year's Day lest wealth and good fortune are swept out, but there are also more uncommon ones like leaving the doors and windows open to welcome in new, clean luck.

Click through the pictures below to find out the top 10 home taboos to avoid during Chinese New Year.

10 home taboos to avoid during CNY
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An auspicious piece of land or property site can be selected following the principles of Vasthu Sastra or Indian feng shui.

Such desirable property will benefit the buyer in terms of peace of mind, good health, happiness or even bring prosperity.

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