I see. Are there any particular things you do to mark the occasion?
You are encouraged to drink lots of booze and eat sweet treats as this will bring 'sweet' fortune for the new year. Also, when greeting elders you must offer them a gift of two oranges. In return they reward you with a lil red packet filled with money.
Cash for oranges? Sounds like a rough deal.
In Chinese the word for orange is very similar to the word for wealth. The bright colour of the fruit is also symbolic of gold. This exchange is a way of sharing/ wishing each other happiness and prosperity for the year ahead.
Fascinating. Anything else?
Yeah. The card above was designed by sisters Melissa and Debra Choong. It rocks!
Great. Thanks. Bye.