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CHINESE TRADITIONS

Year 2019 Auspicious Dates for Spring Cleaning

Why Spring Cleaning?

The purpose of spring cleaning is to remove the old, spoilt, unwanted and stagnant energy to welcome fresh new energy into your home or office. 

When Should We Do The Spring Cleaning?

The Chinese usually has this practice of spring cleaning before the Lunar New Year (For year 2019 it will be before 5 Feb 2019 – based on Gregorian Calendar) and there are auspicious dates for guidance. Choose a date that does not clash with any of your family members’s Chinese Zodiac. The indicated dates below are chosen from the Chinese Almanac that is suitable for “辞旧迎新” (sending away the old and usher in the new energy)

Commencement DateDayZodiac to Avoid
4th January 2019FridayGoat
7th January 2019WednesdayDog
11th January 2019FridayTiger
12th January 2019SaturdayRabbit
17th January 2019ThursdayMonkey
19th January 2019Saturday Dog
23 January 2019WednesdayTiger
29 January 2019TuesdayMonkey
31 January 2019ThursdayDog

What are the things to take note during Spring Cleaning?

  • Getting new cleaning items, like broom, pails, cloths, mop and any others equipments you require.
  • If you have a good year in 2018, you should start to clean from the main entrance and work inwards your house.
  • If you have a bad year in 2018, you should begin cleaning from the most inner part of your house and all the way out of the main door to remove all negative energy that has been accumulated. This is also to allow space for new positive energy to fill the space.
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