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A year’s worth of luck making

Adam Scott and Dave Waddell
11:30:06 6 February 2024


The day for drawing boundaries is here. No one is to clean, for fear of washing away a year’s worth of future luck. Firecrackers and the clash of symbols keep the spirits at bay. Lions and dragons have taken to the street – and to our doors and entrances. The gifts have been made. We are all well fed and partied out. Kindness is on everyone’s lips and in their every act. Hard work is something for tomorrow. Fortunate words abound. We are making luck for the year, together.


Chinese New Year in Singapore. Banned in Cultural Revolution China, the practice was kept alive by Chinese communities abroad. Diaspora-led and evolved practices would reinform the now-renamed Spring Festival in mainland China following the lifting of the ban in 1980.  


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