Do you know why homeowners avoid doing home renovations during the 7th lunar month? Why do some refrain from even shopping for home furnishing? Or to the extent of not purchasing any properties during this period?
These home-related Chinese customs and superstitions are nothing new, but some have piqued our curiosity as to ‘why?’ too. Here is a simple explanation of why some homeowners would rather play it safe and pause their remodelling projects during the 7th lunar month.
For the uninitiated, the 7th lunar month is when Hungry Ghost Festival occurs, and it is a time when spirits are believed to roam the Earth. We are currently in the midst of the Hungry Ghost Festival that will end on 14 September.
One of the main reasons homeowners refrain from home renovations during the Hungry Ghost Festival is the fear of attracting unwanted spiritual attention. It is widely believed that the noise, dust, and construction commotion can disturb the spirits, leading to potential misfortunes or even inviting negative energy into the household.
It is also believed that during this period, spirits return to visit their descendants. Engaging in home renovations during this time is seen as a lack of respect for their presence. Hence, people prefer to maintain spiritual harmony in their homes and focus on paying respects to their ancestors and deceased loved ones.
Whether you are superstitious or a rationalist, moving into a new home is more than just a change of address–it is unlocking a milestone. With the promise of new beginnings on the line, there is no harm in picking up one or two customs to ensure an auspicious start.
To help you kickstart, we offer installations up to one year from the date of purchase. So, if you are facing home renovation delays, planning to postpone renovations during Hungry Ghost Festival, or awaiting an auspicious renovation date, you may do so with peace of mind.
Something else to keep you in good spirits (yes, pun intended): Sign up with us and enjoy $80 storewide off on all our automated laundry systems. If you have an existing ceiling-mounted rack to trade in, go on and stack both discounts together and get up to $130 off. Not to mention, we offer non-obligatory, free site measurements where our Site Measurement Experts will drop by your place to recommend a model based on the space and your needs.