Dress up the House

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In Chinese culture, New Years celebrations typically happen in the home. So naturally, a large part of the tradition involves decorating the house! Try out some of these decorating tips and tricks for your own celebrations.

Everything in Red:The colour red is the primary colour for New Years festivities, symbolizing good luck and fortune. Everything from decorations to clothing is typically this royal colour, with gold as the traditional accent colour.

Oranges & Tangerines: Decorating the house with tangerines during the new year is thought to bring good luck because the Chinese word for "tangerine" is very similar to the word "lucky." Leaving bowls of citrus fruits around the house is a great way to bring this tradition to your home!

Paper Cut Outs: Get crafty with fun cut out of animals and flowers. Once you've created your cutouts, tape them to windows throughout your home.

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