For many generations, Vietnamese people have always kept in mind that “there is a sacred worship, good abstinence” so people and houses in the first day of the year avoid bad things, so everything goes smoothly, well and luckily. Luck, happiness, smooth sailing all year. Even pupils and students are no exception, there are things that they should not do on Tet holiday so that in 2020, studying will come and go, and examinations will be lucky. And certainly, there are many traditions that have been handed down for a long time but everyone “voluntarily obeyed” because of the desire of luck and fortune to their families. Let’s double check that you know all these things!
No sweeping and no littering on the first day of Tet
According to the traditional concept of Vietnamese people, cleaning the house on this day is sweeping all the new year fortune out of the house. Therefore, since ancient times it has been passed that the taboo of Tet holiday is not sweeping and not dumping garbage on the first day of Tet. Therefore, on the 30th of Lunar New Year, no matter how busy everyone is, they have to clean their houses and do not throw rubbish indiscriminately.
Do not borrow or borrow during Tet
On the first day of the year, Vietnamese people are very reluctant to borrow, including lending or borrowing, debt collection or repayment, whether money or things because they will be “stormed” all year. Borrowing at the beginning of the year is a sign that it will be deprived of the whole year, lending at the beginning of the year will make the money dispersed, debt collection at the beginning of the year will cause loss of peace and make the year-long debt collector tired of running after debtors and repaying debts. the beginning of the year is like bringing a house out of home
Do not swear at each other, swear, say bad luck
On the first day of the year, Vietnamese people always avoid languages and actions that can bring misfortune, also known as salamanders, such as “Dead!” or “Text!” We also should not scold each other to avoid losing harmony, chasing the fortune.
Do not eat foods with negative meanings
According to the old concept, people often do not eat shrimp, squid, or sesame on Tet holiday because they believe that eating shrimps will “swim back” like shrimps, squid will be unlucky, close to black as squid, sesame will come closer ” sesame “, … overall, the meaning is not good. Although this concept is no longer fashionable, this is also a food that should be limited because it is easy to cause bloating and indigestion during Tet days.
Abstaining from broken dishes
According to his father, the dishes represent the family, so during the New Year’s days, the dishes and the pots should not be broken to avoid quarrels and to avoid unhappy things happening to his family.
Not for fire and for water at the beginning of the year
Red fire symbolizes luck, so giving fire to the beginning of the year is like giving your luck to others so no one wants to give fire on the first day of the year.
Abstaining from wearing black
This is still a lot of controversy, but according to his father, the colors of costumes on Tet days must be colors that are full of vitality and playfulness with new and healthy meanings such as red, yellow, … Black is somewhat gloomy and unsuitable for the atmosphere and a taboo color on Tet.