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The delicate yet strong bamboo plant is resilient and relentless in its upwards rise. In the Chinese culture, it is a symbol of ambition, integrity, humility, and purity.
Going for Gold
Symbols of wealth and prosperity — including the number eight, the beckoning cat (a Japanese symbol that has become popular in China), and golden motifs — invite financial fortune and career success in the year to come.
The Chinese New Year is adorned with accents of bold and festive red. Scrolls of red paper hang outside doors, marked with poems called couplets. Little red envelopes containing gifts of money pass from hand to hand.