It's that time of year to show your Chinese friends and family, colleagues and business associates your appreciation of their friendship. Good gifts at Chinese New Year carry tradition and meaning--a secret message of well wishes for the recipient.
This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 31st. Also called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is one of the most important Chinese holidays. Learn more about its history and traditions in our latest blog post.
Nikos Kazantzakis says, "You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go." Do it! Take orange and magenta and blue and purple... and green, and yellow--and paint your paradise.
In Chinese culture, many numbers have significant meanings based on the Chinese word that the number sounds similar to. Some numbers are considered auspicious solely based on their phonetic similarity to words in the Chinese language. Chinese people love to have certain numbers appear in their phone numbers or addresses and will even pay extra in order to secure numbers they believe to be auspicious.