Lunar New Year in China
The plum blossom, which is known as the meihua (梅花), is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. The plum blossom is seen as a symbol of winter and a harbinger of spring. The blossoms are so beloved because they are viewed as blooming most vibrantly amidst the winter snow, exuding an ethereal elegance, while their fragrance is noticed to still subtly pervade the air at even the coldest times of the year. ---Wikipedia, Prunus mume
Red lanterns are hung from the trees during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Ditan Park (Temple of Earth) in Beijing by Paul Louis, CC BY-SA 3.0, Redness is an widely beloved color for Chinese people during Lunar New Year, as traditionally, red represents xi(喜) , a general concept describing happiness, luck and lightheartedness. Red lanterns, for the redness and brightness, are a popular decoration among traditional Han Chinese people.
The character Fu (福) meaning "fortune" or "good luck" is always seen on the entrances of many Chinese homes worldwide during New Year. The characters are generally printed on a square piece of paper or stitched in fabric.--Wikipedia

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