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Clocks are not a good gift

A clock is a very bad gift to give someone. This is connected to death and gives bad luck. In one way it is quite logic cause the clock is a symbol for the end of time that has come. So dont give a clock at all time.

Chinese Belief: As a present, do not give someone a clock. The phrase “giving a clock” (送钟) sounds similar to “sending someone off on his/her last journey” in Cantonese (送终). Thus, it is very inauspicious and the older generations especially would frown and might even be angry if they receive one as a gift.

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