Oranges for good luck

It is now the Chinese New Year of the snake. I know the tradition is to eat and to give oranges for the new year and I always assumed this is because of their vibrant colour and sweet taste. Well, seems I got it wrong! I now know that the word ‘ orange’ sounds the same as the word ‘good luck’ in Mandarin and this is actually the reason.

So here are some oranges from me to you,  wishing you all good luck and happy New year of the snake.Image

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