Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The year of Metal Rabbit - “Wish you a sudden wealth!”

It’s funny how people’s desires make new symbols in the Chinese culture and thus even more new age feng shui items. For more proffits, now in China they sale rabbit objects and name them “the rabbit of wealth” 发财兔. I am not aware of rabbit being a symbol of wealth in the past of China…

One of the most common wishes for this Metal Rabbit Year among the Chinese and the Chinese-speaking people in East Asia is “Wish you a sudden wealth!” 祝你兔然发财, which is a wordplay. “Sudden” in Chinese is tu, which sounds similar to “rabbit”.

Again, everything is for this craze of becoming rich.


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