By Jill Brooke
Goodbye to the Rat and hello to the Ox in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
In honor of the Lunar New Year arrives with the new moon in the Chinese calendar, we are showcasing the work of Shu’s Flowers. What a busy weekend for Shu Liang navigating both the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day!
“We believe that all the effort creates good luck,” says Liang, a Chinese American florist who trained at FlowerSchool NY.
Here are some of her arrangements including one she had using “quince” which is for good luck.
Although Chinese New Year is associated with red, Shu loves blending colors and suggests flowers that make you happy. That philosophy earned her our respect.
Any reason to celebrate sounds good to me. Why not make Chinese food and create a themed table just for fun. And then you can celebrate Valentine’s on Sunday too.
The ox is known for being hardworking and symbolizes diligence, honesty, earnestness, altruism, and never needing to be the centre of attention or seeking praise for their hard work. This is a contrast to the year of the rat which symbolized change and quick-thinking which certainly defined 2020.
The Chinese calendar has 12 animals representing each year in the order of Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
According to Yahoo Finance, one characteristic that runs dominant through the years of the ox is wealth.
Therefore, hopefully, that is true, and people can be spending money in bringing joy through flowers.