Hanging red lanterns is one of Chinese traditional cultures. It is very popular in China right now. Red lanterns represent harmony (round shape), booming in business like fire (red color). It also represents happiness, vitality, illustration and wealth. This is the reason that Chinese like to hang red lanterns in parties or festivals, such as Chinese New Year, lantern festivals, etc. Furthermore, Chinese red lanterns are also hanged in some important building or shops, etc as the symbols.
Chinese red lanterns usually have some beautiful pictures or Chinese auspicious words on the surface. All pictures such as fishes, dragons, peony flowers, etc or auspicious words printed on the surface stand for good luck or wealth. In addition, adding some tassels attached to the red lanterns enhance their beauty and good luck.
Little History of the Red Lanterns:
Long time ago, Lanterns were used to as the lights only. Later, Chinese used red lanterns as the symbol of protections and protections after some wild animal only attacked those villagers without hanging red lanterns and never attacked those villagers hanging red lanterns according to one tale.
Red Lanterns and Feng Shui:
Besides of red lanterns having a lot of good meanings, people use red lanterns to enhance some auspicious flying stars and as feng shui cures to bad feng shui stars in feng shui. Hanging red lanterns in where the flying star #9 locates to accelerates delight events, such as promotion, marriage and new start. On the another hand, hang red lanterns in where the flying star #3 locates as the remedy to arguments and lawsuit problems.