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Chinese New Year for a New You!

January 22, 2012

Chinese New Year is one of the most sought after events in almost every corner of the world. It is one of the most important traditional holidays of the Chinese. The 2012 Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Dragon starting on the 23rd of January 2012. During this long celebration, people all-over the world enjoy Chinese traditions, Chinese food and delicacies, street parties and a festivity of happiness and enjoyment.

In this wondrous event, there are a lot of traditions that up until today are still observed in the course of the celebration. For one, red envelopes, otherwise known as red packets are passed out from married couples to unmarried ones. Also, exchanging of gifts between relatives and friends are done in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Fireworks are also displayed in China and other countries with a huge percentage of Chinese in their population.

Of course, we should not forget that being fashionable in this festival is still essential. During Chinese New Year, red is the main color of everything, from clothes, shoes, accessories, and even house and business establishment decorations. Here are a few tips to beautify your Chinese New Year outfit.

1. In terms of clothing, red is usually worn by everybody enjoying the New Year because it is believed that the colour red scares away evil spirits and bad fortune. In this Chinese New Year, play with red a little bit more. Why not try wearing red underwear to keep evil spirits away from your body, right? It wouldn’t hurt to try it.

2. Do not wear black and white. Though it is more elegant to look at, but celebrating the Chinese New Year must be a wondrous celebration, meaning, wear only reds, golds and other bright-coloured garments.

3. Wearing gold accessories like necklaces and bracelets can also boost good luck. Not only does it bring you better luck, it will also make you look a little expensive than usual.

4. Do not overdo your get-up. Too much of everything would not look nice on you. Keep it small and whimsical.

5. Always remember to bring a purse. You’ll never know how much red envelopes you’ll be receiving this Chinese New Year!

6. Beautify your face. Try wearing gold eye shadow to enhance your Chinese New Year attire.

7. Lastly, never be afraid of wearing something new. Invent yourself. Smile.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!


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