Feb 11, 2021
BY JUSTINE PUNZALAN PUBLISHED FEB 11, 2021 7:20 PM
Feb. 12, 2021 marks the beginning of the Year of the Metal Ox. With the first day of the Lunar New Year falling in the hurly-burly of the pandemic, ensuring that good luck will dwell in our homes in the next 354 days is definitely a must.
In Chinese culture, the oxen is a valued animal because of its positive characteristics, such as being hardworking, intelligent, and earnest, that contributes to the country’s fast-growing agriculture.
Thanks to the lucky stars, you can attract the ox’s positive energy into your home simply by sprucing it up with ornaments long believed to magnetize happiness, prosperity, and good health.
Read on and bookmark this page for the list of must-haves that would get opportunities knocking at your door this 2021.
In the olden days, Chinese used them as lamps and eventually, for worshipping Buddha. Since then, it has been a staple festivities such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival. When it comes to Chinese New Year, these lanterns are believed to drive away bad luck when hung on the front door of your house.
Find ones that are easy on the budget from home essentials one-stop shop AllHome. They offer Sabit Lanterns and lucky charms at 10% discount or for as low as P188.88 in their stores from Feb. 12-14.
Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival, as it marks the beginning of spring. Households welcome the season with blooming flowers that symbolize wishes for a flourishing new year. Flowers commonly used are plum or peach blossoms, orchids, and peonies.
AllHome offers an array of artificial flowers that includes orchids (P499.75-P1,499.75) and cherry blossoms (P719.75-P2,199.75) that you can use to prettify your place. Display them on the east of your house to call up the good luck.
“In feng shui, the metal environment is clean, pristine, pared-down, and shiny like metal,” Levitt wrote. “Begin by cleaning your home, reduce clutter, and maintain tidiness all year round. The main focus is on the bedroom as hard-working oxen do best after peaceful sleep.”
AllHome’s synthetic rattan storage bins (P249.75-P999.75) would come in handy in keeping your rooms organized, not only during Chinese New Year but also in the coming months.
To make the celebration more special, use plates in the colors red and gold (or have a tinge of it). AllHome has a wide selection of elegant and durable ones ready for pick-up in their stores right in time for the festivities.
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