Pigs, luck and why you should avoid medicine, laundry and crying children

Pigs, luck and why you should avoid medicine, laundry and crying children

Chinese New Year is nearly here – and with it comes a host of superstitions that will apparently dictate how the next 12 months will play out for each of us.

Cleaning clothes, using scissors and sweeping floors are some of the easier omens to sidestep, however parents might find it difficult to dodge crying children and – on the more extreme end of the scale – women might find it difficult to avoid leaving the house all day.

According to Chinese superstition, doing any of these on February 5th – the day Chinese New Year falls on in 2019 – will lead to bad luck for the entire coming year. However it isn’t all doom and gloom: 2019 is the Year of the Pig, an animal which symbolises wealth.

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