Kitjar Sukjaidee, a Thai-Chinese blogger, has written an article about the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations in his family.

Before the festival actually begins, the family thoroughly cleans the house, since it’s unlucky to do any kind of cleaning during Chinese New Year. (You clean away your good luck.) The main activities during the festival seem to be praying, meeting other family members and eating.

Kitjar stresses that his family has a Penang-Phuket Peranakan (Malaysian) Chinese background and thus CNY might be celebrated in a different way in “purely” Thai-Chinese families.