We are on Day 8 of Chinese New Year !! The Abundance and harmony number. Symbols of luck and wealth are displayed. A bowl of fresh fruit on your dining-room table has long been a symbol of abundance
Tangerines, Oranges, Pomelos: Tangerines and oranges are frequently displayed in homes and stores. Tangerines are symbolic of good luck, and oranges are symbolic of wealth. These symbols have developed through a language pun, the word for tangerine having the same sound as “luck” in Chinese, and the word for orange having the same sound as “wealth”. Pomelos are large pear-shaped grapefruits.
The Tray of Togetherness: Many families keep a tray full of dried fruits, sweets, and candies to welcome guests and relatives who drop by. This tray is called a Chuen-hop, or “tray of togetherness”. Traditionally, it was made up of eight compartments, each of which was filled with a special food item of significance to the New Year season.
We are getting closer to the end of Chinese New Year and Full moon, Visit your local Chinatown, and pick up some red lanterns.
Enjoy your time with friends and family, eat good food, and create some memories this weekend.
Husbands pay respect to their in-laws! mother in- laws receive red envelopes with money, yellow flowers, and oranges as gifts. The wife usually stays home to prepare for a family gathering, allowing the in-laws to enjoy time being honored by the son-in-law.