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Chinese New Year Good Luck Knot
Chinese New Year Good Luck Knot

Origin

Chinese New Year

Type

Traditional Knotted Tassel

Effects

Grants opportune luck to wielder

Downsides

Inflicts proportional misfortune when placed within improper context

Activation

Possession within user’s birth year

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Holiday Section

Aisle

859505-2186

Shelf

521945-8425-381

Date of Collection

May 9, 2006

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OriginEdit

Celebrated primarily in China and other East Asian nations, the Chinese New Year follows the traditional zodiac where every birth coincides with a specific animal and their personality. Fifteen days of family feasts, firework festivals and renowned dragon dances culminate in the popular Lantern Festival.

A great deal of effort is placed in maximizing luck and setting precedence for the year’s course. Every decoration is embellished in red for good fortune, homes are cleaned of dust (and poor decisions), and small items like knotting and diamond fu characters are cherished for some good vibes to spill over. However, gift-giving comes with explicit restrictions – no objects associated with mortality or leaving relationships are allowed, including clocks, knives and mirrors.

EffectsEdit

The knot only activates when the owner’s birth year coincides with the current year on the Chinese zodiac. That person will have vast amounts of goodwill and opportunity overwhelm them from every outlet throughout the year. However, letting it be near taboo articles such as watches and scissors reverses the effect, striking the user with mishaps aplenty.

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