There are several traditional activities everyone is expected to do during this 15 day period.
No washing of hair, lest you wash away the good luck. The pronounciation of "hair" in Mandarin is the same as "GET FUCKING RICH", so when people (they’ll be gone soon though) believe that washing your hair is the same as taking all your wealth and tossing it down the drain.
BUT! For the Otaku, it’s just another day. They don’t bathe at all anyway.
No sweeping of the floor, lest our good luck is all swept away. Brooms are also considered an inauspicious object.
BUT! For the Otaku, it’s just another day. They don’t clean their rooms anyway.
Going house-visiting is considered mandatory, especially if you’re a junior. You’re supposed to visit your seniors and spam them with sincere well wishes. This is also a good time to meet up with long lost relatives and brag about your achievements.
BUT! For the Otaku, it’s just another day at home watching anime. Nobody can make an Otaku leave his room and nobody wants to show him off anyway.
When house-visiting, it is normal to be dressed in new clothes, since it represents a new start of the year.
BUT! For the Otaku, the clothing budget is non-existent. It was devoured by the figurine budget. Or even better, they come dressed in a brand new Haruhi school uniform or Nartuo jumpsuit.
Unmarried humans will receive a red packet containing money from married ones. This is the ancient traditional way of saying, "I don’t need a prostitute anymore. So I have extra cash I can spare you for your trips to the whorehouse." Apparently, according to TrapImpz, you can’t open all your red packets until the new year is officially over, that is, after the fifteenth day.
BUT! For the Otaku, they open the cash up right away and buy more figures and eroge.
Every home will be stocked with plenty of "New Year goodies" such as pineapple tarts, roasted pork, and others for visitors to snack on.
BUT! For the Otaku, it’s a free lunch and dinner. Savings go to the figure fund.
CNY is a good chance for making and strengthening familial relationships.
BUT! For the Otaku, it is a rare chance to fondle little girls. Be it cousins, nieces or whatever. "Come girl, let uncle touch you".
Finally, it’s also the time to show off the girlfriend to the relatives. All 150 cm of pure body pillow. Do body pillows get red packets too?
Oh before anyone gets upset, it’s all a joke of course. We all know Otaku do bathe. At least twice a month.