How to Welcoming the God of Fortune on First Day of Chinese New Year？
According to Chinese tradition, the birthday of God of Fortune falls on the fifth day of Chinese New Year. However, most of the people will hold activity to welcome the God of Fortune on the first day of Chinese New Year. As a pre-celebration for the birthday of God of Fortune. There are few key points to remember for the ritual.
- Prepare the offerings
Prepare the altar by setting up the image of God of Fortune. Joss stick burners, oil lamps, flowers, fruits and offerings such as water or tea.
- Mastering auspicious times
Time is of the essence in welcoming the God of Fortune. Auspicious time must be met for the ritual.
- Clean yourself and change new clothes
The God of Fortune favors clean and fragrance scent and dislike dirty and stinky scent. Before welcoming the God of Fortune. Be sure to take a shower, brush your teeth and wash your face. Put on new clothes. Only then the God of Fortune will be pleased.
- Keep a happy mood
Welcome the God of Fortune with a smiling face. Keeping a happy mood.
- Switch on all the lights
Switch on all the lights to create a bright environment, as to gain the attention of the God of Fortune.
- Worship in the direction of the God of Fortune
Light three pillars of joss stick outside of the house during the auspicious time. Offer the joss stick in the direction of God of Fortune. Make an achievable wish and then return to your house, say something auspicious as you walk, and place the joss stick into the joss stick burner.