Some Chinese New Year Traditions Explained

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1 Sara Di Diego = "Mandarins can be heavily used by single women on Lanterns Day.  Lanterns Day is the 15th day of festivities, and is treated like Valentine's Day.  Single women will write their numbers on Mandarins and then throw them into a river.  Then single men will pick them out of the river and eat them.  If the taste is sweet, it foretells a good romance between the two, while a sour taste means the opposite.Work Cited:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year#Traditional_food"
2 Sara Di Diego = "This is not true for Cantonese-speaking people.  "Upside down", or dao sounds like the Cantonese word for pour.  Thus it is believed that if the blessings are upside down, the luck will pour away.  And thus brings bad luck.Work Cited:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year#Traditional_food"