With only a couple of weeks to Chinese new year, a few tasks remain to be completed for the arrival of the year of the Rat. Therein lies the opportunity to make a renewal of some kind, to turn over a new leaf to a year of infinite possibilities. 

In traditional Chinese custom, the week leading up to Chinese New Year is bustling with preparations in most Chinese families’ household. It begins with a deep clean of the house to make room for good fortune to enter. Every nook and cranny is emptied of anything redundant. All the rubbish discarded. If there is an altar, a thorough clean and adorning fresh flowers on it is customary.

This is followed with decorations of red calligraphy denoting various good wishes to all those who enter the house. This is to wish everyone good health as they pass in and out through the doors. Some say happiness. Some say prosperity. There are different ones. Everything that you do flows to your wishes. No matter what life’s obstacles, this time is special and a chance to start fresh on a clean slate. Any conflicts with relatives or friends are put away so as to partake in a common new year sharing.

Come partake in our Chinese new year celebration starting Saturday 25th January. Our chef’s special this year is ‘Longevity Noodles’. To book your table, please call us at 020 8399 5533 or email us at naturallychineserestaurant.co.uk

Have a splendid Chinese New Year celebration!