If you didn’t know: In Eastern cultures, not just Chinese, the new year officially begins on Tuesday, February 1, based on the lunar calendar (it changes every year). Referred to as Lunar New Year, it marks the beginning of a multiday celebration (with lots of symbolic and delicious food) to invite prosperity and luck in for the next 365 days.
To bring in the new year, cities and households across the globe
hold parades, have feasts, and decorate their homes to bring in good tidings. Cleaning the house—metaphorically and literally—is also huge for Lunar New Year, which is why every household tends to go the extra mile in decorating for the holiday.
However you’re planning to celebrate the holiday—whether you’re hosting a party with vaccinated guests or going out on the town, get in the spirit and welcome the Lunar New Year with these cute and fun decorations.
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Bring in the gold ingots! If you want to manifest lots of cha-ching in your life, you’re gonna need lotsss of these smol gold things. Put a bunch of them in a bowl and
put them on display. Hoping your future is filled with tons of moola!
People typically associate red lanterns (oval-shaped with decorative gold tassels) with the Lunar New Year as a way to symbolize the light of the coming year. There are some you can hang indoors, using some string, and others that float off outdoors with the help of some hot air.
Like food, flowers have meaning in Asian culture. For the Lunar New Year, you can select stems
like orchids, which symbolize fertility; peach blossoms for romance; pussy willows, which symbolize growth; and narcissus (aka daffodils) for good fortune. Bonus points if you get yellow flowers as they symbolize pro$perity!
Those celebrating often cut designs into red paper and paste them on doors and windows. Simple and cheap!
Really get in the spirit of the Lunar New Year with some stunning wall decor. I already know this Chinese calligraphy piece will look gorge in your space.
The Chinese knot is a common decorative piece that involves a single strand of rope being knotted into a distinctive shape to represent unity and auspiciousness.
Lunar New Year is sometimes associated with the Chinese zodiac, which is based on a yearly rotation of 12 animals. 2022, if you’re curious, is the year of the tiger.