Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Customs for House Moving

We got the auspicious date and time for house moving.  And like anything else, the Chinese has few customs to follow prior and during the actual day of moving. 

Actually my hubby does not believe in such customs and he was commenting "too troublesome, etc" but when my parents are involved, he got no choice but to follow.  Lol!   My parents were helping us in getting the good date and advising us on the "to-do" and "not-to-do". 


The translation for my easy reference as follow:

1. All the front door and bedroom doors need to be wide opened except the kitchen door leading to the back yard.
2. All windows must be closed
3. All lights must be switched on for 24 hours.
4. Start spreading the combination of salt and rice from the kitchen all the way to the front and upstair rooms.  The utensil where you put the salt and rice should be kept and never use them.
5. In the paper, it mentioned the kerosene stove.  Lit the stove from the front and bring into the kitchen.  So if we cannot find any kerosene stove, we may opt for the next alternative.  And I heard from my mum not all petrol stations are selling kerosene now.  Why???  (2nd option: Bring and install the gas cyclinder.  Boil water in kettle.  Used the boiled water to make 6 cups of tea)
6. Hang the red cloth on top of the main door.  Never nail the middle part.  Only nail on both sides.  After 4 months, you can bring down and keep the red cloth.
7. Place 8 oranges in the living room and kitchen (on the table).  After one week, if the oranges are still in good condition, you can eat them.  Otherwise discard.
8.  Sweep the salt and rice from the kitchen all the way to the front door.  All the windows can be opened now.


Remark: New furniture and stuff can be moved in prior to the actual date.  Do not open or use them till the actual moving date.

8 comments:

Dav DiDi said...

wowwww....obviously none i follow .. haha

Yan said...

I moved in the this house of mine for about 10 years. I could hardly remember whether I did all these.

Nick Phillips said...

I just move everything saja ... hahaha!

lvynana said...

Me as a Christian, most important is to bless the house.

アンゼエリン said...

I will follow if the customs are not far too much! hehehe....new house wor...of cos must have some good in returns..

suituapui said...

All the best in your new house! Good luck!

Small Kucing said...

oo interesting. I didnt know that.

Mummy Gwen said...

We did follow most of them when we moved to our current house.