Abstain from slipping, tripping
Slips and falls are also considered bad luck. If you fall unlucky, it will bring bad luck for the whole year. Falling or slipping symbolizes encountering problems, difficulties, and unfavorable conditions.
Some people may even go bankrupt, break down at work and in life. So, in the first days of the new year, you should walk Be careful tripping, slipping to avoid bad luck for the whole year.
Not released on the XNUMXth
According to people who are knowledgeable about taboo custom, the concept “On the fifth, fourteenth, twenty-third, going out is also really a trade” has existed for a long time.
The fact shows that from the past to the present, many people often choose auspicious days and months to organize engagements, weddings, departures, groundbreaking… First, complete spiritual beliefs, then peace of mind. to do the work. Therefore, people rarely choose these 5th, 14th, and 23rd (lunar calendar) days to go out, go shopping or start work, etc.
Our forefathers paid great attention to the concept that the 5th, 14th, and 23rd days are half-life days, so what we do is only in the middle, not convenient, hard, difficult to achieve success. According to the ancient Chinese calendar, the three days of the 5,14th, 23th, and XNUMXrd are three great cavalry days in each month, so it is called the “Lunar Cavalry Day”.
Do not break utensils
Since ancient times, people have thought that broken, broken things (cups, cups,…) are signs of separation, separating not only objects but also relationships. Therefore, from the past to the present, people have always advised their subordinates to be careful in each job to avoid causing harm. break everything. For those who have a quick temper, or do broken utensils should limit the use of fragile items, be careful in everything.
Abstain from cutting hair, nails, toenails
Our ancestors taught: “The tooth, the hair is the human angle”. So haircut on New Year’s Day was considered to have lost the good foundational values that they had built up in the old year. If you have a need to cut your hair, you should choose the last days of the year, before Tet to cut your hair.
Still fingernails, toenails also, they are part of the human body, in the first days of the new year should not cut off what belongs to the body. According to Vietnamese spiritual point of view, cut fingernails and toenails On the first day of the year, it will bring bad luck and illness.
Do not give fire – water at the beginning of the year
On the 1st of Tet, people are very afraid of other people coming ask for fire, ask for water my house, the ancients said that fire red represents good luck at the beginning of the new year, and waterc is like the family’s fortune in the new year. On New Year’s Day, giving fire is the same as giving away the red luck, the luck in the new year that will cause the family to have bad luck, unable to keep money. Still give country It’s like sending fortune and wealth out of the house with their own hands, that’s why, before Tet, they often fill up with water like accumulating wealth to fill the house, and at the same time, they don’t dump waste water but store it in a place. Some people wait until Tet to be dumped.
Thus, on the first day they will taboo asking for fire and instead hoard lots of water to bring both good luck and fortune into the house for the whole year.
Abstain from eating fish tails
In the North, there are a few places to pray for good luck in the New Year by eating carp – a fish that crosses the dance floor to turn into a dragon. If eating carp in the first three days of spring, the whole year will be favorable and prosperous in work and study.
However, in order to increase their luck, people will leave the tail of the fish, to always have a surplus, accumulate wealth in the new year, not stop at just having enough to eat and wear.
Abstain from taking out the trash on the first day of Tet
Job abstain from taking out the trash The first day of the New Year originates from a story that says: Once upon a time, there was a merchant who was given a maidservant by the Water God named Nhu Nguyet. Since this maid came home, he suddenly became rich.
One year, on the first day of the Lunar New Year, Nhu Nguyet made a mistake, was beaten and scolded by her boss, so she felt sorry for herself and disappeared into the garbage heap. The merchant didn’t know, took the garbage and threw it away. From there he went back to poverty.
Abstain from going home to wish Tet and comb your hair
In the first days of the year, Vietnamese people often have taboo customs to avoid bad luck and bad things to their families and relatives. According to the concept that going to someone else’s house during the three days of the New Year Borrow a comb to comb your hair is an absolute taboo.
Because that will bring trouble, trouble, bad luck to the owner for the whole year. This is the most taboo issue not to be done on Tet holiday. When going to wish Tet, everyone should be careful to lose heart.
Abstain from borrowing at the beginning of the year
On the first day of the year, Vietnamese people are very abstain from borrowing, debt collection and debt repayment. Because borrowing at the beginning of the year is a harbinger of poverty for the whole year; loan at the beginning of the year will scatter money; debt collection at the beginning of the year is easy to cause discord and makes the person who collects the whole year tired to run after the debtor; Paying off debt at the beginning of the year is like taking the fortune out of the house.
In the past, forefathers had a custom, from December 23 to set up a tree until the end of January 7 to cut down the tree, debts were not allowed to be asked so that during Tet, everyone could enjoy Tet in peace. The village does not have a loud voice or quarrel at the end of the New Year.
Abstain from buying unlucky things
Buy The beginning of the year is also a very important thing. That item is considered to be bought for good luck and fortune, because “what you buy is your gain”. At the beginning of the year people abstain from buying knives, cutting boards, pestles, mortars…“At the beginning of the year buy salt, at the end of the year buy lime”. Buy salt at the beginning of the year with the implication that the whole year is rich and flavorful.
Buy lime at the end of the year to spread the four corners of the house to ward off evil spirits. Cutlery is a murderous object, so you should avoid touching them on the first day of the year, especially on the 1st of Tet. To overcome this, families should put away cutlery, leaving only those that need to be used.
Abstain from moving the needle only on the 1st day of the New Year
Abstain from moving the needle only on the 1st day of the New Year because it is considered that, if Needle movement on the 1st day of Tet, then if you give birth, the eye will be as small as a needle.
The ancients believed that sewing in the new year would make the homeowner work hard, miserable, and suffer from shortages before and after that year. Many people also believe that pregnant women who touch the needle on the first day of the New Year will have bad luck for their children.
Abstain from hanging pictures
The guarantee of the living room hanging paintings will always help homeowners and family members have luck and fortune. Moreover, these are also items that help to create aesthetic accents for the space a lot. However, if in the process of choosing, that arrangement you commit one of the following 1 taboos, not only will it ruin the inherent prosperity in the living room, but also make life always encounter bad luck and bad luck. cling.
When Tet comes in the spring, people often buy a new picture to hang up to play Tet, usually a picture with good and lucky meanings such as: Painting of pigs, chickens, pictures of boys… symbolizing fertility and growth. bloom. They abstain from hanging “unlucky” pictures such as pictures of jealousy or lawsuits.
Abstain from losing broom
On the first day, families abstain from sweeping the house, taking out the trash on the first day because according to the Vietnamese concept, doing so will throw fortune out of the house.
In the South, after sweeping the house clean, all brooms must be removed. If the broom is lost during Tet, it means that the thief will enter the house and take away all the wealth that year.
Abstain from wearing white and black clothes
According to the old concept white – black is the color of loneliness, cold, pain, and spring is the season of fertility, prosperity, prosperity. So the work wear white – black in the first days of the year is not appropriate, they often refrain from wearing such things.
Instead, the clothes are bright colors that express vitality, youth, excitement for a new year filled with joy and luck. If someone wears it black and white outfit When you come to wish Tet, people think that your family will have bad luck all year, they will bring bad luck to us.
Abstain from eating bad food
During the Tet holidays, we are free to eat and drink, so gaining weight is very easy. However, in these days, there are some dishes that Vietnamese people still eat taboo to avoid bad luck such as: Eat porridge, eat duck, eat duck eggs, sesame fish, shrimp.
It is said that: Eat porridge on New Year’s Day will make the devil think that you are stealing from them but will cling to make us unlucky, eating duck at the beginning of the month will make the unlucky parts cling to you, eating duck eggs will upset your destiny (Entering the new year, you are safe and lucky, the ancients said that eating at this time will make you turn sand into pulses), and shrimp dishes also need to be eaten. taboo in these days because shrimp often walk backwards, it will cause business, health decline (moreover, shrimps have their feces on their heads, which makes people think that eating shrimp will reduce intelligence).
Abstain from mourning on the first day
On the first days of the year, everyone wishes for luck and good things to come to their family. Therefore, since ancient times people used to abstain from mourning on the first day of the year to avoid the cold haunting things, all the bad luck. If the family is in mourning, it is allowed to pass the first day of the New Year to mourn to avoid bad luck, so that relatives and people around can have a complete Tet through the first day.
If the family has a funeral on the 30th, they usually hold the funeral right away to avoid the new year, and people also abstain from the mourning family going to wish others New Year. There is an old saying that “There is a holy place where there is a god, there is a abstinence, there is a blessing”, so everyone who encounters this situation needs to pay attention to avoid bad luck for themselves and those around them.
Abstain from people who do not match the age of the year Breaking land at the beginning of the year
Broke ground It is an ancient custom of Vietnamese people with the desire to have luck and peace in the new year custom broke ground Usually done after New Year’s Eve until the morning of the 1st, the person who enters the house first after New Year’s Eve will be considered the first person to enter the house. broke ground the begin of the year for that family. From time immemorial, we still have the notion that joy, happiness, money, and health are influenced by people broke ground. Therefore, to this day, people often ask people to break the ground to rely on their age and family.
Furthermore, in custom broke ground At the beginning of the year, people also have taboo About people who broke into their home, such as: Those who are heavy-headed, not suitable for their age, and those who are in mourning should not enter the ground others. Because the ancients believed that they would bring things bad luck all year for the family.
Abstain from saying bad things
According to the ancients, the first words of the year will affect the whole year. So, if you say good words or good ideas, you will have a lot of luck, on the contrary, if you say bad things like “broken”, “dead”, “done”, etc., will make the whole year unlucky.
Those are unlucky words, instead you should talk to people with pleasant, happy words, and sentences that bring luck not only to yourself but also to those around you.
Abstain from waking others on the 1st day of Tet
If you’re going to wish someone New Year’s Eve, and they’re sleeping, the best way is to wait for another occasion, right Don’t wake the person up.
Not only guests, even family members should absolutely not wake their loved ones during Tet, let them wake up by themselves. Otherwise, that sleeping person during the whole new year will always receive prompting and urging from others.
No controversy, no discord
In the new year, everyone wishes for peace and peace in the family, so Tet holiday they taboo controversy. Controversy will break the relationship, if controversy at the beginning of the year In my opinion, it will only be argument bring sadness to others, especially family members. If there is a fight or a quarrel, it will make the whole year unlucky.
Moreover, if there is a quarrel in the family in the first days of the year, it will break the relationship, it will also lead to unfavorable business without the consent of the whole family.
Closed will lead to poverty and bondage
During Tet, the ancients always believed that should not be closed, if the door is closed, it means chasing away guests, chasing the first fortune of the year into the house. New Year’s Day is the day when people visit relatives, brothers, and neighbors to wish Tet with the hope of wishing their owners a peaceful and prosperous new year.
Moreover, folk beliefs also believe that from the early morning to the full moon day of the first lunar month, the Jade Emperor and the gods will descend to visit each house, if your family closed the gate then it will be considered as disrespectful and leave angrily, and so the whole family will not be blessed, will be poor, bonded. So, Tet holiday Come should open the door, if the family has to go to celebrate Tet There should be someone at home to look after the house.
Washing clothes on the 1st and 2nd
According to folk belief, the first two days of the year are the birthday of the water god abstain from washing clothes will help avoid desecrating the gods, leading to bad luck. In addition, should avoid wearing black – white clothes, should wear colorful clothes during Tet. Black and white represent mourning, bad luck. Therefore, on New Year’s Day people often avoid wearing black or white clothes.
Instead, they often wear new clothes with colorful colors such as red and yellow, wishing for a new year of good luck and fun.
Abstain from patting and slapping others’ shoulders
Vietnamese people believe that if you meet many good things on the first days of the new year, you will be lucky for the whole year and vice versa. Stemming from that concept, there were many taboos in the folklore during the Lunar New Year, including abstaining from patting and wrapping others’ shoulders.
Should not pat someone else’s shoulder in the first days of the new year because it is very likely to cause discomfort, even negative reactions. Many people believe that when others pat and wrap their shoulders on the occasion of Tet, they will have bad luck, have a sad story about love or family happiness.
Abstain from opening cabinets on the XNUMXst
Some families abstain from opening the cabinet on the 1st day of the New Year because they believe that opening the cabinet to get property means “sending” fortune out of the house. No matter what kind of cabinet, even a wardrobe, also should not open on the 1st day of Tet.
Because this will lose money and luck throughout the year. Therefore, people will often prepare clothes to wear and hang them out before New Year’s Eve.
Abstain from lending needles for New Year’s Day
Abstain from lending needles Because the ancients believed that needles symbolized peace and prosperity in the family. If lend a needle It’s like giving your family’s fortune to someone else, the family will be in turmoil and have no luck in money.
The old Vietnamese when suffering from borrow a needle In the new year, they are “blacked out” by burning the astral body following the borrower’s footsteps with 7 or 9 fireflies depending on the person’s gender, accompanied by the sentence “burn the ass, burn the valve, the good one stays, the bad one goes”. then throw the ashes into the alley.
Half-eaten, wasted the whole year, lost crops, hungry
Day Tet is the day the whole family is reunited, the day is organized to cook a lot of dishes to worship the ancestors, so it is inevitable not to eat all the food. However, people think Tet holiday Don’t overeat, overeat, spit….
The food on Tet holiday is so much that you can’t eat it all, so you can keep it short, but not throw it away or throw it away, because it is believed that doing those things is a waste and will give you a year of poor harvest and hunger. Thirst, especially leaving excess rice will not do good business.
Therefore, Vietnamese people are very taboo in these days to have a prosperous and full new year. Moreover, during meals, it is also necessary to pay attention to avoid putting chopsticks on the bowl, because doing so will cause delays in work. Tet day should also eat fruits such as melons, mangoes, oranges … to fix the unfinished food.
Abstain from wishing Tet while pregnant
According to the old conceptPregnant women are not allowed to break the ground and wish Tet. Because grandparents have a saying “birth is bad, death is good”. Pregnant people will bring bad luck, bad luck as well as bad luck to the family in that year.
Therefore, from a young age, everyone must have heard grandparents say that pregnant women are not allowed to wish Tet or storm the land. If you meet a pregnant woman on the way on New Year’s Day, you must avoid and even return home immediately to avoid possible bad omens.
Abstain from leaving the rice mill empty
In some southern rural areas, there is a custom of abstain from leaving the rice mill empty because this symbolizes the failure of the next year’s crop. Or with families that don’t grow crops Avoid leaving the rice bin empty, because next year will be hungry, work is not favorable.
That’s why they often put some rice in the mill, praying for the next year’s crop to be full. Or will fill the jar of rice, praying for a year without loss of income and hunger.
Do not sweep the house on the 1st
Vietnamese people usually abstain from sweeping the house on the 3rd day of Tet – especially the first day. They believe that when the new year comes, bringing a lot of fortune into the house, the bad luck has been banished, if in the first 3 days of the year we sweep the floor it will sweep away all the luck and satiety. And work sweep the house at the beginning of the year will make their year poor, the god of wealth is swept away and bring bad luck to the family.
Because of custom Do not sweep the house on Tet holiday so we Vietnamese often clean the house neatly and clean on the 30th. Moreover, southerners on Tet holiday They also put away all brooms for fear of losing their brooms, which means that the business is not going well, and they will be taken into the house and plundered all their possessions.
Abstain from wishing Tet to those who are sleeping
In the past, although the land was large, not every family had a big house to divide it into bedrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms. Therefore, it is not uncommon for guests to come to the house to wish New Year’s Eve on the morning of the first day, and find that there are still people sleeping because they have to stay up late on New Year’s Eve.
When you go to people’s houses, you have to say hello to Tet, but they do not wish the sleeping person there. Otherwise, good wishes are considered as curses, wanting people to lie on the hospital bed.
Therefore, if the guest has a heart, the guest has to wait until the person wakes up to say his greetings to them.
Abstain from mourning people to wish Tet
Abstain from mourning people to wish TetBecause Tet is a happy day for everyone, so bereaved families will have their mourning towels stored for 3 days. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, they also abstain from going to New Year’s greetings and breaking into other houses. Because according to the concept of the ancients, mourning people go to wish the New Year will cause the host to have bad luck for the whole year. If someone dies on the 1st of the Lunar New Year, the family will not be in a hurry to mourn but have to wait until the morning of the 1nd.
If someone dies on the 30th of December and the family has pre-arranged them, they should be buried on that day. The custom of breaking into the house, breaking the ground at the beginning of the year, the first person to enter someone’s house on the first day of the New Year is the one who decides to bring good luck or bad luck to that family for the whole year. Therefore, mourners should not break into other people’s houses to avoid bad luck.
Abstain from sitting or standing in front of the door
According to folk beliefs, Tet is the most important day of the year and affects us throughout the year. So abstaining from some bad things will make the new year more peaceful and one of the things to abstain is: Abstain from sitting or standing in front of the door.
Job stand or sit The sentence in front of the main door during the New Year is not only ungainly but also considered an act that is harmful to family prosperity. The main door is where the auspicious air of the New Year on the way to the house will be blocked and dissipated, making that family unlucky, successful and happy.
Abstain from crying, sadness, anger
Vietnamese people often believe that “there is auspicious”, especially on the first day of the new year. Therefore, abstaining from crying, sadness, and anger will make you more secure.
According to the ancients, how the first day of the new year will affect your whole year. Therefore, people often abstain from crying, sadness, anger On the 1st of the New Year to avoid bad luck instead on the 1st of the New Year you should be happy, laugh a lot and think positively to pray for a happy, favorable and peaceful year.
Do not go to wish Tet on the morning of the 1st
With the concept of the first day of the new year opening spring, bringing fortune into the house for a happy and favorable year, in the old days grandparents summarized taboos to avoid bad luck, including: Do not go to wish New Year’s Day on the 1st.
Vietnamese people often avoid going to congratulate the New Year on the first morning of the year because they do not want to break into other people’s houses. For Vietnamese people, the person who breaks the ground is very important, affecting the whole family in a year. On the first day of Tet, Vietnamese people usually only visit relatives and relatives.
Abstain from touching cutlery
Grandparents think that knives and scissors are sharp, murderous, and not good. They have the ability to cut off love, money, longevity and luck of family members.
Therefore, many places taboo should not touch cutlery On the first day of the new year, many families also put all sharp and sharp objects in the cupboard during the New Year, leaving only the items that are really necessary and hanging the bagua mirror or sticking charms, placing the four spirits. Township, exorcism to attract when good and neutralize aggressive.