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New Home Traditions

There are many traditions and superstitions for all occasions from around the world, including the things that people do when they move into a new home! Today, we're going to talk about new home traditions, why people partake in them and how they're significant, so if you're interested in a little bit of Real Estate anecdote fun, then you're in the right place!


There are many traditions and superstitions for all occasions from around the world, including the things that people do when they move into a new home! Today, we’re going to talk about new home traditions, why people partake in them and how they’re significant, so if you’re interested in a little bit of Real Estate anecdote fun, then you’re in the right place!

New Home Traditions

China
In China, before new residents move into a property that go around all of the rooms shining a light into the top and bottom corners of each room, cupboard and wardrobe. They believe that this shows any spirits dwelling in the property how to leave. Spooky, huh?

Uncertain Origin, possibly Russian Jewish
We’re uncertain of the origin of this tradition, but tradition states that three items should be given to the people moving into a new home; salt to season your life, bread in the hope that you’ll never go hungry, and wine to offer the hope of joy and prosperity reigning forever. This is a lovely sentiment, and one we’re sure that new residents appreciate!

The Housewarming
Many of us think of a housewarming as throwing a party to help you settle into your new home, but it has origins vastly different to this. One version is that a candle should be lit on the first night in a new home, to banish evil spirits and figuratively (and perhaps literally) cast out the darkness with the light of the candle. Another version is the lighting of a fire in the fireplace, with has its roots in medieval traditions.

Feng Shui
People who believe in Feng Shui invite it into their homes by ringing a bell throughout the property, which is believed to help clear rooms of stagnant or dying chi, and also opening up windows to bring in plenty of sunlight, fresh air and the outside world is said to help bring in Feng Shui Chi and help the home feel fantastic.

Do you have any interesting traditions for moving into a new home that have been passed down from your culture? Learning where things originate can be incredibly interesting and enlightening!

Real Estate, redefined

Of course, before you can take part in any of these “new home traditions” you’ll need to get yourself a new home! If you’re planning on moving house some time soon and would like to bypass the endless listings that come with traditional online Real Estate agents, when why not give Domobase a go? We specialise in connecting you with the people that matter during your new home – first rate Real Estate Agents and Landlords! All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile, telling us a little bit about what you’re looking for. Once you’ve done this, we’ll pass your details on to our trusted industry colleagues, who will get in touch with you in a few days with a selection of fantastic properties that will be perfect for you!


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.