2019: Year of the Pig

The twelfth and final year in the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Pig, is fast approaching. While pigs tend to have gluttonous, negative connotations in Europe and America, they’re considered symbols of wealth and generosity in China. And people born in the Year of the Pig (1983, 1995, 2007) are considered to be reliable, […]

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Why you should let the Chinese lion spit at you

Besides mimicking the lion’s moves, the lion dance performance typically reaches its peak with the lion stalking a head of lettuce, eating it and spitting it out at the audience.

This action is also known as “plucking the greens” or “Cai Qing”, synonymous with “plucking the wealth and fortune”. So if the lion spits at you with the vegetables, smile and welcome your wealth with open arms. 

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