Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Chinese New Year - a clean sweep!

Tomorrow, 3 February,  is Chinese New Year the most important event in the Chinese calendar. The incoming year is the year of the rabbit.

Each year Chinese families will prepare for the coming of the new year. People will spend their money buying presents, decorations, food and new clothes. Traditionally, families will also clean their houses to clear away bad fortune and make way for good luck - happiness, wealth and a long life.

Chinese New Year is considered to be a spring event and the concept of brushing away the cobwebs of the old has much in common with the UK tradition of spring cleaning.

While this tradition of spring cleaning focuses on our homes, there is much we can do to spring clean our lives in more general ways. To read our article with tips for spring cleaning your life, visit

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