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God of Wealth worshipped on fifth day of Chinese New Year

02-04-2014 12:35 BJT Special Report: 2014 Spring Festival |

Tuesday is the fifth day of the Chinese New Year, also known as Po Wu. Today is when people stay home to worship the God of Wealth.

The day begins early, with people cleaning their houses and setting off fireworks. The fireworks are meant to drive away poverty and welcome the God of Wealth. In the north of the country, people will eat dumplings just as they did on the New Year’s Eve. Some dumplings may have one candy, or a Chinese date, or a peanut in them. These hold good wishes for sweetness of life, health and new births in the family.

In the south of China, people eat bean curd to pray for wealth and happiness. It is believed that visiting family and friends on this day will bring back luck. According to the Chinese Astronomical Calendar, Tuesday is regarded as the beginning of Spring.

Tuesday is the fifth day of the Chinese New Year, also known as Po Wu. Today is
when people stay home to worship the God of Wealth.



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