We are only few hours away as we celebrate the Lunar New Year as we usher in the Year of the Fire Monkey.
And what better ways to celebrate is to be inside where it happens. In Binondo.
We are checked-in at Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel today to greet the Chinese New Year and revel with the people of Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world.
And here are 5 lucky charms that you must ready as you welcome in the Year of the Monkey 2016.
Known as ong lai meaning lucky and come, put them together you are asking for luck to come into your life. Best to put the pineapple with orange charm hang it in the first door of the house. Oranges also symbolizes the color of money.
2. Rice Twigs
Rice twigs are displayed also to be hang on the first door of the house for food abundance.
3. Gabi (Taro)
Gabi or Taro represents bonding relationship with the family. The gabi, shaped like a turtle, should be placed in the dining table.
4. Ginger Roots
Ginger roots are also placed in the dining table. Ginger represents health and it drives away bad spirits.
5. Tikoy or Sticky Rice Cake
Tikoy also represents steong bonding ties with the family.
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