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5 Things to Wear for More Luck This Chinese New Year!

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5 Things to Wear for More Luck This Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is right around the corner, which means it’s time to go shopping! 


Traditionally, acquiring new clothes for the new year symbolises one’s thriving wealth status, as they can afford brand new outfits for the year.


It’s one of the oldest traditions that emphasises the idea of new beginnings and getting rid of the old. 


So before you splurge on that new outfit you’ve been eyeing, check out this quick guide on what clothes to buy to bring good luck this Chinese New Year! 


Red Underwear

Chinese New Year is full of all sorts of fun traditions, one of which is wearing red underwear. 


This is connected to ben ming nian, or the year of the Chinese zodiac animal under which you were born. It’s said that the year of your zodiac animal brings not-so-great luck, so you’re more likely to offend and get cursed by Tai Sui, the God of Age. 


Therefore, red underwear is said to ward demons away and bring you good fortune! 


Red Clothes 

In Chinese culture, red is the luckiest colour and it also represents strength and prosperity. 


Aside from decking your house out in red decorations, you should also wear red clothes and/or accessories. Especially if you’re born in the same year as this Chinese calendar year’s zodiac animal. In this case, the rabbit. 


New Pyjamas 

Chinese culture is all about symbolism. In this case, emphasising the idea of change and new beginnings. 


Wearing new pyjamas to sleep on Chinese New Year’s eve is believed to bring good luck as you welcome the new year! 


Gold Clothes 

If there’s one other colour you’ll notice a lot during Chinese New Year, it’s the colour gold. 


Going for gold isn’t just mutually exclusive to decorations, as you’re encouraged to dress in gold as well to attract more wealth. 



Something Sentimental 

While new clothes symbolise new beginnings, wearing something sentimental from your family honours those close to you. 


This could be something like your grandmother’s old earrings or your mother’s old cheongsam. 



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Red Underwear

Red Clothes 

New Pyjamas 

Gold Clothes 

Something Sentimental 

3 Ways to Win BIG with BigPay this Chinese New Year: 

Pay “Huatever” you want 🤑

Gong Xi Fa Cai (Hong Bao Na Lai) 🧧

An auspicious time to Stash money 💰

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