Monday, January 21, 2008

CNY 1 - Soaring Higher



Have you seen any of these before?


This type of bamboo is one of the favourite decors for Chinese New Year (CNY). For Chinese, it has the significance of raising to a higher level - literally - or soaring to greater heights in whatever you desire.
You can find these in night markets, supermarkets, or at the florists. They are popular festive gifts as well. Like in the photo, cute little decors are hanged on the bamboo, normally these decors are red-inline with CNY.
I will be travelling a bit in the coming 3 weeks. Therefore will not be able to post each day. However I am beginning a CNY series in the days to come, hope to give you a feel on the plants, decor and food that we have here for CNY.
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3 comments:

pusa said...

from the thumbnail i thought at first their snakes! nice photo :)

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

Yes, I have. And now I know why we seem to see them at every market at a certain time of year, then all of a sudden they seem to disappear. Even Home Depot (a retailer of home improvement and construction products and services) sells bamboo in tiny pots.

Be well and good travels.

Wendy said...

I've seen this type of bamboo at local Chinese restaurants, in Wichita Ks. It is neat looking, in the way it grows.