Tradition and Culture of Malaysian Chinese New Year
During Chinese new year, this side of new clothes with Chinese traditional element is a little lost on the younger generations. But it’s a sign that the current standard of living is higher than before, and the great influence of western trend and culture. Still, it’s important to be aware of the historical significance and tradition.
Spring Festival is a time of change and new beginnings, and practically every activity during the Spring Festival has the purpose of removing the old and welcoming the new.
During the China Republican period (1912-1949), beautiful new clothes were needed as the youth paid their respects to the elders. It’s a part of Spring Festival celebrations, just like the New Year’s Eve reunion dinner. Now, you might be able to guess why.
Top left: khoonhooi_gold. Bottom left: Innai Red. Right: Brian Khoo.
Left: Melinda Looi. Top right: naladesigns. Bottom right: Duchess & Co.
What Should You Wear?
There actually aren’t any special requirements as to what kind of new clothing. In ancient China, people would follow the fashion trends of that time. Therefore, there’s nothing wrong with you doing the same as well.
But if you want to have more of a traditional flare or some modern twist, there are some Malaysian local styles you can choose from here. For instance, the 6 local designers produce creative and innovative design, patterns and style that might be one of your option this year!
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