First, they checked our birth dates and we were told the most auspicious moving in date.
Then, on the night before, we brought in 8 birds in a cage and left them over night in the new house. They are supposed to absorb all the bad 'chi' in the house.
Where did we get the birds? Apparently there are shops which sells them because this ritual is a very common one!
I asked if i could keep a bird or two as a pet. I was told no.
And the next day, at the auspicious time, we boiled water on a traditional stove at the entrance of the home till it boiled over. Supposed to symbolize abundance and our 'cup splilleth over'.
Then we released the birds from the cages. And with them, all the bad chi are removed from the house.
Apparently this is a Cantonese ritual when you move in.
Wendy and Hosanna told me about another ritual. To sprinkle a combination of salt, rice and something else ..... was it pepper? Or some kind of spice? I don't remember. But the combination is to be sprinkled in all corners of the new house.
Know of any other weird moving in rituals?