Chinese New Year is almost here and I’m so excited because it will be my first in an Asian country!
What is the most interesting Chinese New Year tradition/superstition for you?
Personally, I love how Chinese people play with homophones.
For example you shouldn’t cut your hair because the characters for hair, 头发 are pronounced tóufa. The ‘fa’ is similar to the ‘fa’ in 发财 (fācái), which means to become wealthy. Therefore, cutting your hair on this day is akin to cutting your chances of becoming wealthy!