Lanterns and Decorations You Should Check out for Chinese New Year
The Year of the Rooster is finally here. Rooster born individuals are believed to be quick-witted and smart. They are also practical and can easily succeed in facing fresh challenges. To embrace this year, here are the top Chinese New Year Decorations that you may, or may have included in your home décor or office décor this year.
Simple Rooster Lantern
It is the Year of the Rooster so it is wise to pay tribute with this in your Chinese New Year decoration. There are readily available decorations you can buy in novelty stores and bookstores. You might want to get a small golden rooster table décor to bring luck to your homes and career this year.
These lanterns drive off bad luck. These red lanterns are very common in festivals such as the Spring Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival. You can line them parallel to your hallways, place them on your doors or hang them on nearby trees. They look great especially at night with small twinkling lights on it.
New Year couplets are usually pasted on doors and windows for good wishes and. Even numbers are associated with good luck. The most popular of which are the seven-character lines affixed on the two sides of a doorway. Some are even poems that are about the arrival of spring. Others are statement of harmony and prosperity. Four-character idioms of well-wishes is often added to the crosspiece of the door frame as well.
Paper Cuttings of Luck and Happiness
This custom involves pasting paper cutouts on windows during the Chinese New Year. Typically, colour red is highlighted in this paper cutouts. The most common cutouts feature plants or animals – each of them representing a different wish.
Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival, marks the beginning of spring. This is the reason why it is common to decorate houses with blooming flowers that symbolizes the coming of spring. The most popular blooming plants that us used to decorate homes are branches of plum blossoms, orchids, peonies and peach blossoms.
Fruit bearing plants or replicas of such are being used as decorations as a symbol of prosperity for the Chinese New Year. You can buy such from Chinese shops or even bookstores.
Dragons, different Chinese symbols, and items in colour red are also used to decorate homes and offices during the celebration. The celebration also includes a feast and some fireworks to add colour and fun to the yearly occasion.