11 PROHIBITION OF GIFTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHINESE NEW YEAR.
As we all know, Malaysian society has a variety of fun festivals to celebrate together.
2021 has suddenly arrived as mentioned in a previous blog entry Thaipusam festival has been celebrated while waiting for the upcoming Chinese New Year. As a Malaysian living in a multi-racial and multi-religious society and various types of beliefs that come from ancestral remains and religious teachings.
One of the races in Malaysia that has many taboos practiced, in a prosperous life is the Chinese community.
As Malaysians, many people have heard some of the beliefs they practice during the upcoming Chinese New Year. In the diversity of races in Malaysia, the Chinese community is known for its strict taboos since birth and still follows the taboos. Great knowledge there are many more that you have never known. We may be wondering about the more widely known taboos.
1. DO NOT GIVE ANY KIND OF WHITE OR BLACK GOODS.
If you want to give a gift, the package should be red or gold in accordance with the theme such as angpau which is usually colored. Since white and black are used for funerals, black and white gift wrapping gifts should be avoided. If you want to give a gift in the form of money, it should be given in multiples of tens, hundreds, eight or six. The money given must not be crumpled and torn like old cash is not encouraged because for them the new year must start with new money.
2. DO NOT CHOOSE VARIOUS TYPES OF HOURS
Clocks of this type must be avoided as they sound like sòng zhōng in Chinese is a funeral. According to the beliefs of the Chinese community the clock also became a reality that time was running out. Therefore, giving the clock is a subtle reminder related to life and the hereafter.
3. DO NOT CHOOSE VARIOUS TYPES OF CHAINS
Do not give a necklace as a gift to your friend. Chinese people open things like ties, chains, and belts related to the relationship of boyfriends or girlfriends who usually give these items.
4. DO NOT GIVE A GREEN HAT GIFT
According to Chinese society a person wearing a green hat signifies an unfaithful partner. Therefore, the giving of hats must be prevented. The green hat mentioned in the Chinese metaphor of the time dài lǜ mào, which means wife means to the unfaithful husband. Why green is called, it is a parable like a green tortoise finder who hides his head in his shell. So if you ask a tortoise it will make you in trouble because it is like calling that person a coward.
5. DO NOT GIVE A HANDKERCHIEF GIFT
If giving a gift to someone, avoid giving a gift in the form of a handkerchief because it sounds like a farewell speech. According to the answer mentioned in Chinese like sòng jīn sounds like duàngēn which is a parting. This gift is very inappropriate to give to a girlfriend or boyfriend if you want to break up.
6. DO NOT GIVE A UMBRELLA GIFT
Offering an umbrella to your friend may seem innocent, yet it carries the subtle meaning that you want to end a friendship with him. This also carries meaning like a sudden rain and you worry he will get wet, so you better curl up under your umbrella until you get to your friend’s destination. After that, you will bring an umbrella with you.
7. DO NOT BUY GIFTS IN FOUR SETS
According to Chinese beliefs, gifts in groups of four are not good because in Chinese it is referred to as \’sì, four\’ which is like \’sì, death\’. Therefore, any form of gift consisting of four should be avoided. good manners have meaning
8. PROHIBITED FROM GIVING SHOES GIFTS, ESPECIALLY STRAIGHT SHOES
Shoes are an essential part of walking because they are something that can be used by the feet from being exposed to other dirt, dirt and wounds. But it is different with the Chinese community, because they give shoes like resembling a request to break. In Chinese it is referred to as “sòng xiézi, give shoes”. Member a pair of shoes to your friend and also have the meaning you want people to go the quick and separate way. With that, it will end your friendship.
9. DO NOT GIVE A TOWEL GIFT
Ordinary Chinese people will use towels if there is a funeral or farewell activity. Ordinary towels will be given as a gift at the time of the funeral, so avoid giving gifts such as towels in celebration.
10. DO NOT PROVIDE GOODS LIKE SHARP OBJECTS
As we know sharp objects are very scary. A society that provides sharp notifications such as knives, needles and scissors commonly used for something. Therefore, giving a sharp gift should be avoided because it is like asking for a friendship or a relationship that exists.
11. PROHIBITED FROM GIVING A PIECE OF YELLOW KRISAN OR WHITE FLOWER
Seeing different types of flowers gives the meaning of a harmonious soul and symbolizes love it also symbolizes passion. Each type of flower has a hidden meaning. Did the Chinese people know the content of giving a piece of flowers such as yellow and white chrysanthemums in any form used for burial. So giving white flowers is synonymous with death.
Talking about the taboo to give gifts in the Chinese New Year there are also other taboo beliefs that need to be practiced for the Chinese among them is that the Chinese community will clean the house before the festival is celebrated. This is because they are forbidden to sweep the house on Chinese New Year because it is believed to drive away luck
In the days before Chinese New Year, Chinese families cleaned their homes thoroughly, believing that this cleansing wiped out the misfortunes and calamities that befell the passing year and prepared their homes to invite good luck. Sweepers and dust collectors are stored the night before the New Year and the first day so that good luck can not be swept out. Some people paint houses, doors and side windows in red. The house is decorated with pieces of paper written by proverbs saying happiness and prosperity in Chinese. There are also some who are busy decorating the house with various furniture for comfort while celebrating the long-awaited festive glory days.
The biggest event on Chinese New Year\’s Eve is a big meal. Dishes consisting of fish are available on the dining table for display purposes in conjunction with this banquet. After the first night of the Chinese New Year will be celebrated with various activities for fifteen days which is every day that there is an implicit meaning to celebrate the Chinese New Year according to Chinese beliefs.
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