Accessorise for Chinese New Year with These Hot Picks

Accessorise for Chinese New Year with These Hot Picks

Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with style
Hop into the Year of the Rabbit with style

C hinese New Year, observed by nearly two billion people across the world, is a time of reunion and celebrations marking the start of a new year. While traditions vary across Asia, Chinese New Year festivities include all-important family feasts, the cleaning of homes, visits to shrines, just to name a few. More than the beginning of a new lunar calendar cycle, Chinese New Year is a symbol of rebirth.

The Significance of Red

In Chinese culture, the colour red symbolises good fortune, vitality and prosperity. The colour is believed to also ward off evil. During Chinese New Year you will see many people wearing new outfits sporting the colour during visits to relatives and friends where gifts and blessings are exchanged.

To ring in this Chinese New Year, Sotheby’s presents a hand-picked selection of red handbags that will be the perfect auspicious accessory for all your festive celebrations.

Year of the Rabbit Lucky Colours

The Chinese lunar calendar follows a 12-year cycle, with each year associated to an animal, otherwise known as the Chinese zodiac. The 2023 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Rabbit. The fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac, the rabbit symbolises peace, prosperity, and longevity.

According to Feng shui, the ancient Chinese tradition of geomancy, there are colours deemed lucky associated to each Chinese zodiac animal and persons born in those years. Depending on your Chinese zodiac animal, some of the lucky colours in this Year of the Rabbit are blue, green, yellow, white, and more. No matter which is your lucky colour, Sotheby’s has got you covered with its bespoke offerings.

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