First I want to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day, and second a Happy Chinese New Year…Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Today is Valentine’s day and also Chinese New Year, they both share one color, Red.
Red is the color of energy, love, and passion, and that is why red roses and gifts wrapped in red play a dominant role on Valentine’s Day.
Photographs by Justin Lucarelli
The color of Red in Chinese culture usually means good luck, the sound of the Chinese word for red is ‘hong’, which means prosperous, so red is an auspicious color and has an auspicious sound, and today is the start of the year of the Tiger.
So what is in store for you this year? Here is a prediction by Dr. Maoshing Ni for theYear of the Tiger: Big Changes Ahead. In Chinese astrology the tiger is one of the most dynamic and powerful signs. Its nature is unpredictable, courageous, and explosive. Therefore, the year of the Tiger is usually associated with big changes and social disorder; 2010 is likely to be a turbulent year—on both a global and a personal level…When you meet the challenges head on and get proactive about your health, you will be all the stronger for it by year’s end. To read more.
Lee looks forward to getting the red money envelopes that she gets on Chinese New Year.
Chinese Zodiac Sign Calculator to find out what animal sign you are.