This year, by wonderful coincidence, Chinese New Year falls on the same day as Valentine's Day.
As the Year of the Tiger approaches, the streets are in festive mood with stretches of lanterns seen everywhere in every nook and corner of the city. Red is the dominant colour as it symbolise prosperity and good luck during this festive season. It has been a tradition to put up lanterns as they are believed to ward off evil spirits while brightening the atmosphere with an abundance of good fortune.
While doing my last minute shopping, the eye catching huge lanterns literally caught my attention and I just had to grab my camera. There were tons of different shapes, sizes and designs and these days, lanterns were made more attractive and appealing with running lights. As we are still mourning over the recent loss of my beloved father in law, red decorative items are not permitted in our home to avoid any inauspicious implications.
Before I sign off, here's wishing my friends and fellow bloggers abundant blessings of luck, fortune and happiness in the Year of the Tiger and to the die-hard romantics, Happy Valentine's Day. Until my next post, have a great time and enjoy your festive break!
First Commenter - Echo
Those really are beautiful. It would be rather beautiful to have a collection of those for Valentine's rather than flowers because of the ny/vd combo. Too bad for me : PReplyDelete
Yeah...that's something really weird right? Chinese New Year=Valentine's day. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah! Lanterns are everywhere during this festive month. All so red. :)ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year to you too LR! Have a great holiday ya.:)ReplyDelete
Yes. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Happy CNY to you and your family!!ReplyDelete
Wishing you all the best!
Happy Chinese New Year to you and fafmily. :)ReplyDelete
Happy CNY! :)ReplyDelete
the lanterns are so beautiful!ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day LR! ;)ReplyDelete
Red is very dramatic isn't it ..and those lanterns are very eye catching !ReplyDelete
Great pics there .
Oh and I must add here ... I am waiting to get the hang of getting such sharpness into my pics ... like I said any tips are most welcome :)ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year! I love the colorful decorations.ReplyDelete
Woo hoo! It does look very festive indeed LR, love ur lantern shots! :)ReplyDelete
Wishing you and your family a wonderful CNY! Eat lots, be merry and don't forget the angpows! :)ReplyDelete
There's a lot of red and pink around town here in Singapore too ,to usher in the new year. As you're still in mourning, is it still allright to wish your family a Happy Chinese New Year? I know a lot of Chinese are very 'pantang'. Whatever it is , enjoy the long weekend with your family.ReplyDelete
Kong Hei Fatt Choy!ReplyDelete
Wishing you and your family a great Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's day too.ReplyDelete
Cong Xi Cong Xi!ReplyDelete
Wang Zu Yui!
happy CNY! =)ReplyDelete
These lanterns are very beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year!ReplyDelete
Gong Xi Fa Cai!ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year!ReplyDelete
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wishing every one a great Tiger year ahead!
Happy Valentine's Day too!
Chinese New Year has always been colorful. I wish I could celebrate it real someday.ReplyDelete
Wow! So many lanterns! Happy Chinese New Year to you!! Sorry too busy to drop by your blog for past 1 or 2 weeks! : )ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year to your and your family! :)ReplyDelete
I decorate my house with lantern too. It helps bring out the new year mood.
Happy Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day!ReplyDelete
It's nice combination to celebrate both occasions, red lanterns with pink flowers.
I also saw some pink barongsai around here :)
Hi Life Ramblings, nice pics. Love those big lanterns.ReplyDelete
You have a great Tiger year and all best wishes.
Keep well, Lee.
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