Traditions, such as the prosperity toss, abound in Chinese culture at Lunar New year, but not everyone is au fait with all of them. Photo: Getty Images Traditions, such as the prosperity toss, abound in Chinese culture at Lunar New year, but not everyone is au fait with all of them. Photo: Getty Images
Traditions, such as the prosperity toss, abound in Chinese culture at Lunar New year, but not everyone is au fait with all of them. Photo: Getty Images
David Vetter
Opinion

Opinion

David Vetter

Is it time to break with Lunar New Year traditions? Not if you want to have a prosperous Year of the Ox, according to Lung Siu-kwan – and after 2020, who can blame us for trying?

  • It’s a great time of year to buy a new pair of Armani trousers, but definitely not to gift a Rolex or a set of luxury steak knives
  • LNY customs can get complicated and those that didn’t grow up surrounded by them can struggle at this time of year

Traditions, such as the prosperity toss, abound in Chinese culture at Lunar New year, but not everyone is au fait with all of them. Photo: Getty Images Traditions, such as the prosperity toss, abound in Chinese culture at Lunar New year, but not everyone is au fait with all of them. Photo: Getty Images
Traditions, such as the prosperity toss, abound in Chinese culture at Lunar New year, but not everyone is au fait with all of them. Photo: Getty Images
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David Vetter

David Vetter

David Vetter is a former senior reporter on the City desk. David joined the Post in 2016 as editor of HK Magazine following 10 years of reporting and editing for publications in Hong Kong, China and the UK. He holds a master's degree in international journalism.