Celebrating Chinese New Year - Fruit

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: China / Beijing

Families and friends carry bright oranges, leafy tangerines and golden pomelos when they stop to visit during Chinese New Year. Oranges symbolize wealth because the Cantonese words for "orange" and "wealth" sound alike. The words for "tangerine" and "luck" also sound alike, and the word for "pomelo" sounds like the word for "to have". Tangerines given with the leaves still on show that your family ties are strong.

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