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The significance of the colors red & gold in Chinese culture
The color of Red in chinese culture usually means good luck. So like the red packet which is given every Chinese New Year, is just a symbol of good luck in the coming Year. So it is not wise for you to wear red color shirts when you attend a funeral. Golden or yellow color is traditionally the color used in imperial service. The golden color symbolizes wealth and also happiness.
Red is also a color in Chinese weddings, because in wedding they tend to be happy and by wearing red things, will help the couple who are getting married chasing out the bad luck on the day they're getting married. Red in here means good luck, happiness, joy, and for the couple, this red color is regarded an energy as red symbolized the Fire element in Chinese metaphysics.
In Chinese New Year, they're a custom that the eldest one gives red envelope to the young one, which means on this happy day, they're welcoming the New Year, and give blessing to the young one. Reds, Oranges and Yellows are warm colors that create warm and excitement. As you can see also, in Chinese New Year, they like to give two oranges for every visitor to give a warm welcome. This Red envelope is also a symbol of prosperity in the house.
The color of Red in chinese culture usually means good luck. So like the red packet which is given every Chinese New Year, is just a symbol of good luck in the coming Year. So it is not wise for you to wear red color shirts when you attend a funeral. The golden color symbolize wealth and also happiness.
In Chinese Metaphysics, Red symbolized the Fire element (shiny element which can chase out all evil). Golden color or sometimes it can resemble a Yellow color, symbolized the Earth element which is the storage money element (wealth) in Four Pillars of Destiny.
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