Garden Gate: World has myriad ways of cleaning house - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Marion Owen

Garden Gate: World has myriad ways of cleaning house

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 9:00 am

In many parts of the world, cleaning house is considered essential to starting the new year on the right foot. One Celtic tradition is to sweep floors from the outside of the room inward, which prevents any good energy from escaping out the front door. In China, cleaning house before Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival) involves cleaning the grounds, the walls and every corner of the house.

But there are other ways to define “cleaning house.” For example, it also means to “pulverize the opposition,” as in “Madeline cleaned house at the chess tournament last weekend.”

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