For the 1.3-billion individuals in China and one more assessed 100-million Chinese living abroad, February 18, 2007 will be a day when they welcome each other Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) or Kung Hei Fat Choi (Cantonese) as they invite the extended period of the hog. This hello in a real sense signifies “good tidings of satisfaction and flourishing” and the expression has been around for millennia.
At the point when you visit a Chinese family or business environment, you will probably see a few red signs or banners bearing Chinese characters in gold print. These are different approaches to broadening favorable good tidings of bliss and flourishing. One sign that is especially famous is that of the Chinese person for “karma” imprinted in gold on a precious stone molded red paper. Yet, significantly, while hanging this sign, it should be hung topsy turvy in light of the fact that the Chinese trust that thusly, karma will tumble Chinese lunar calendar paradise.
Another famous design is that of a fish, which is produced using collapsing red paper and afterward setting the collapsed fish with various shaded sequins and sparkling gold paper decorations which represent the blades and scales. The fish is normal on the grounds that the Mandarin word for fish is “yu”, which is a homonym for “extra” or “excess” and you ought to be aware at this point what these words are utilized as reference to.
You will likewise find a great deal of Chinese people purchasing oranges in some food. The Chinese customarily give each other oranges during the new year for two fundamental reasons- – 1) round organic products represent coins, which represents fortune and 2) the Mandarin word for orange is “ji” which is a homonym for the Chinese word that signifies “favorable luck”. The seniors likewise give gifts of cash to the youngsters. The money is full in red envelopes known as “hong bao”; in Hong Kong, these equivalent red envelopes are classified “lai see”.
One more stupendous occasion during the festival is the lion and winged serpent dance. These monsters are loved as strong and they can avoid abhorrent spirits. You may likewise see fireworks are lit during the dance and the commotion from the fireworks is additionally accepted to drive away the detestable spirits. The head of the dance should be visible throwing an orange to the monsters, this is to represent taking care of the monsters with extra fortune in their battle against evil.
On the eating table, normal food things are spring rolls (to represent the approaching of spring), steamed dumplings, sweet tacky cake, noodles, fish balls and meat balls, and bunches of round-formed natural products. A portion of these food things might be provincial in their importance, meaning specific districts in China hold explicit importance to specific food things yet the shared factor for China is all the sweet tacky/glutinous cake. In Mandarin it is classified “nin gao” or in a real sense “new year cake”. The conviction is simply the “nin gao” will assist individuals that with eating them advance in their professions and accomplish success.
Some, perhaps these practices might sound senseless to the pariahs however they are entirely otherworldly in nature. Remember that the Chinese customarily love the earth and the organic products that she bears, like her plants, foods grown from the ground. Which presently carries us to the creature being praised this lunar new year- – the hog.
The Chinese lunar schedule portrays five kinds of hogs – metal, water, fire, wood and earth. 2007 is the time of the fire hog. The fire pig is particularly bold and will seek after its arrangements as far as possible with tenacious assurance. In such manner, the metal pig is additionally portrayed by certainty, courage and confidence. Due to its assurance and confidence, the fire pig will attempt to invest its relatives with a luxurious way of life and yet it is likewise liberal with others, even outsiders. On the pessimistic side, the fire hog can be close to home, uncertain and obstinate with the end result of harassing however not inclined toward squabbles.
Now that you know the qualities of the time of the fire hog, if it’s not too much trouble, remember that none of your activities over the span of the year ought to be affected by them. Yet rather let them guide you in using wise judgment that will direct your activities.
Activities directed by cool headed choices will perpetually deliver sound outcomes. What’s more, remember to save repressed hostilities when you introduce the new year. These are not a few old privileged insights kept secret by the Chinese, they are free for everybody.