Good fortune and prosperity are everyone’s wish every New Year celebration. Different practices and beliefs are being observed during this celebration just to attract luck on their side.
As part of the tradition, preparing fruits is a significant part of the Chinese New Year celebration in several parts of Asia as each fruit has a special meaning. Attract good fortune with these fruits that you can score at the Farmers Market in Araneta City.
ORANGES AND TANGERINES – for good luck and happiness
Chinese people are attracted to golden color of oranges and tangerines as it is said to bring in happiness, prosperity, and good luck in making money. Adding to this is the round shape of the fruits, which is an auspicious symbol of togetherness and harmony.
You may buy a kilo or a pack of oranges at Php 200 at Lanie’s Fruit Store.
POMELOS – for family unity
In Chinese, pomelo sounds similar to the English word “protect”. It is said that having a pomelo at home will help the family bond grow stronger, and also brings a good fortune in one’s household.
Golden Pomelo is priced at Php 350 per kilo at Roland and Myra Fruit Store.
APPLES – for harmony, peace, and safety
Apple is a homophone for the Chinese word “ping”, meaning peace or tranquility. Boxes of this fruit is being handed as a gift to relatives and friends during Chinese New Year as a way of wishing them good luck and wealth for the coming year.
You may buy three pieces of Fuji Apple for Php 100 at Melinda Sangco Fruit Store.
GRAPES – for wealth, fortune, and abundance
We often picture grapes as a fruit being served by Egyptian or Greek servants to their masters. With it being a ‘luxury’ fruit, it has become a symbol of wealth, fortune, fertility, and prosperity.
Get a kilo of grapes for Php 400 at Helen’s Fruit Store.
PINEAPPLES – for wealth
With the number of its eyes, it was said that it ‘sees’ a good fortune coming to you. Chinese people also associate pineapples with good luck and wealth. Also, in Hokkien, pineapple is “ong lai” which means ‘good fortune will come’.
You can buy these pineapples for Php 150 per piece at Gracie Fruit Stand.
WATERMELON – for wealth
With its seeds, people are often bothered to eat a watermelon. For Chinese, a watermelon containing lots of seeds symbolizes fertility and source of wealth.
Get these watermelons for Php 150 per piece at Ebot Fruit Store.
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Welcome the good fortune and get luckier this Chinese New Year with these activities at Araneta City.