Every year, my mother, my grandmother, and every clothing line on Instagram ask me, “What will you wear on Sincia/Chinese New year?”
When I showed them my new favorite clothes, which I just bought last month, they don’t even want to look at it, “No! Buy a new one! Red one. No black and white, lah!”
When I asked why, they only said, “It’s Sincia!” like it’s the most obvious thing in the world.
I don’t complain! I love this new excuse to shop and wear new outfits. It’s the best thing after Christmas shopping.
I follow the tradition anyway. Wearing my new red outfit, I feel so happy.
Google said something that resonates with my cheery feeling: wearing new clothes on Lunar New Year symbolizes a new start and fresh hopes for the new year. The color red also brings luck and scares away bad spirits.
Basically, it’s like I’m wearing good happy wishes on a new beginning.
That’s even better than shopping.
Anyway, happy Lunar New Year, everyone!
May this dog year bring you lots of luck and happiness.