Chinese New Year considers as one of the most important festivals that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunar calendar. Chinese begin to decorate and do house cleaning around 1 month before Chinese New Year, let’s find out the meaning behind these Chinese New Year decorations and discover what will help you bring in the most luck this new year.
Below are some popular decoration elements used to create festivity for the celebration.
1. The color RED
Red is an integral part of any Chinese celebration and it symbolizes joy, good fortune, and happiness in Chinese culture, so it’s extra good luck to deck your walls with red decorations during Chinese New Year.
In addition to the color red, you can consider incorporating gold into your decorations. Gold symbolizes future wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture so it is another popular color that also matches well with red color.
2. Chinese florals
Certain flowers are also representative of Chinese culture. For example, flowers like peonies, cherry blossoms, daffodils, orchids and lotus are often used in floral arrangements. Peonies symbolize wealth and beauty in Chinese culture and are a gorgeous choice for your bouquets or table decor.
Cherry blossoms and orchids are found to be first to bloom after the harsh winter months, therefore it symbolizes longevity, Spring and the renewal of life which are incredibly significant to Chinese traditions and Chinese New Year, as it highlights a new beginning.
Chinese red lanterns are typically used during the most prominent festivals like the Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival. During Chinese New Year it is not uncommon to see lanterns hung on trees in the streets, office buildings, and doors of houses. Hanging a red lantern in front of the door is believed to drive off bad luck. These are one of the most iconic Chinese New Year decorations that you’ll see across the city.
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