Chinese New Year – The Year of The Goat

Posted on February 16th, 2015

Happy Chinese New YearIt’ll soon be time to say “Kung Hei Fat Choy”  (恭喜发财) in Hong Kong and  Xin Nian Kuai Le (新年快乐) in Shnaghai and Beijing. It’s Chinese New Year on February 19th. On February 20th we’ll be in Year of the Goat.

You could try the new Gung Pow slot from Microgaming which is a Chinese New Year Slot from Microgaming, of course- we can’t guarantee that you’ll get lucky. Or play a bit of Sic Bo (try our free Sic Bo Demo to test the game out).

This time of year is a traditionally auspicious time of the year- you’ll see lots of red, a very lucky colour, in China.

Chinese New Year runs from Chinese New Year’s Eve, on February 18th, to the 3rd of May 2015 – the Lantern Festival making this the longest in the Chinese calendar. What will everyone be doing?  Well, Chinese New Year’s Eve is a time for families to get together for a feast. They’ll also be lots of house cleaning going on to make sure that any bad luck is swept away with the dust, and to leave plenty of room for good fortune to fill the household. There’ll be lots of red decorations on the doors and windows inscribed with “good fortune”, “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity.”

And you might well here some fireworks (bangers mostly), and people will be giving gifts of money in little red packets. It’s a joyous time of the year.

How To Give Yourself the Best Chance of Good Luck on New Year’s Day.

Chinese New Year is traditionally a very lucky time of the year. And that is interesting for us, obviously! But there are ways (alledgedly!) that you can maximise your chances of good luck at this time of year. The Chinese believe that the things you do on New Year will set your luck for the following year. So don’t muck it up!

This is the time of year that many casino players will be switching to Sic Bo and the Chinese favourite baccarat to test their good luck on the tables

Good Luck Tips for Chinese New Year
Year of the GoatDon’t argue or cry on New Year’s Day! If you do, you may be doing the same all the way through the year, so put a sock in it!

Pointed things are considered unlucky, so try not to use sharp things like scissors and knives on New Year’s Day- not easy this one, if you intend to eat (best go out to eat and leave the bad luck to someone else).
Don’t buy shoes on Chinese New Year’s Day. “Shoe”s sounds like “rough” in Chinese. You could be in for a rough year if you succumb.
Try and pay off all your debts before New Year- if you don’t, you’ll be paying debt off all year long.
Noodles are what you should eat as a priority. The longer the better (long noodles= long periods of good luck).
Red is a VERY lucky colour on New Year’s Day. Wear red. Drink red wine instead of white. The only thing you shouldn’t do is to see red (see the first point above).
Indulge your sweet tooth. It’s good to eat sweeets and desserts on this day.
Don’t go to the barbers or hairdressers during the week of the New Year- you may end up cutting off your good luck. and don’t wash your hair on the first day of the New Year- you’ll wash away your good luck. Best to stick with greasy long hair for the day. Wash it the night before!.

So that’s it! Our guide on how to maximise your luck at Chinese New Year. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

 

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