Ever wondered why we celebrate Chinese New Year the way we do? Samantha Wong goes back in time to find out First up, a few facts.
As with almost all activities at Chinese New Year (CNY), there is enormous symbolism in the use of flowers and plants.
Dating back thousands of years and based on the lunar rather than the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year (CNY) begins on the first day of the new moon that appears any time between January 21 and February 20 each year.
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To get CNY off to the right start, you need to give lai see, and you have 15 days to do so. This year’s celebrations run from February 5 to February 20, and this is the time to hand out those little red packets.
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CNY festivities are always marked by floral decorations, with a variety of auspicious plants on sale to usher in prosperity for the new lunar year. Miniature kumquat trees are popular, with the fruits’ golden colour symbolising money, while pomelos, often seen in pairs, are said to signify family unity. You’ll see orchids galore – their delicate blooms symbolic of fertility and luxury.
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