Monday, February 5, 2007
posted by Kate at Monday, February 05, 2007

Homes, streets and stores are adorned in bright and flashy lights and décor to perk up the mood of festivity. It’s customary to give one’s home a thorough cleaning to sweep away all traces of bad omen and ill-luck. Along with that, decorations form an integral part of the Chinese New Year. Red is the ruling color as far as decorations are concerned. Doors and windows are often given a fresh coat of red paint on New Year as red is considered to be an auspicious color and represents happiness.

‘Spring couplets’ with blessings and wishes for good fortune, happiness, prosperity and health are hung from them. Floral decoration and the tradition of having blooming plants symbolic of rebirth and new growth all render an ornate look to one’s humble home. Paper cut into intricate design and brightly illuminated lanterns all add shimmer to this festive occasion. Off-late, New Year posters has also evolved to be an exquisite piece of decoration. These posters are indigenous products of China bearing the signs of Chinese artistry. So what are you waiting for? Get into the festive groove as you give your home that dazzlingly spirited look.



At February 6, 2007 at 1:34 AM, Blogger Dooey

Hey, those are some pretty cool E-cards...thanks