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What Colors Mean in Chinese Culture

Colors are everywhere. They’re our brain’s way of sorting out the light reflected off every object and surface. We associate different colors with different meanings and ideas, and use colors to stir emotional reaction. Chinese culture and tradition use colors…

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Celebrations & Traditions: Red Eggs

Did you know that red eggs symbolize good wishes for a new start in Chinese culture?  Often served to guests as part of a baby’s first birthday and first month celebrations, red eggs can be given at other important birthdays…

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What is the Lantern Festival?

The Lantern Festival is the culmination of all New Year celebrations and occurs on the last day of the Chinese New Year during a full moon. In fact, the festival is so important that lantern parks are built specifically for this…

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Why Red and Gold on Chinese New Year?

Red and Gold are the most commonly associated colors for Chinese New Year and carry with them deep cultural and historical significance. Red Why do we see so much red during Chinese New Year? Because it is considered as the…