Chinese New Year And The Meaning behind The Colour Red

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, it’s one of the largest celebratory events for the Chinese community. Red (紅 hóng) is not only the cultural colour of the Chinese people, it’s also the primary celebratory colour.

As a Chinese New Year tradition every street, building, and house where Spring Festival is celebrated is decorated with red. The reason behind this is because red is believed to be an auspicious color, corresponding with fire, it’s said to symbolise good fortune and joy. Usually red lanterns are hung outside the doors to ward off bad luck. So to fit in with this tradition, we’ve handpicked some of our most popular Red products.

Red cushion: Textured satin Red cushion also comes in 8 other colours. Perfect for adding some style to your living space.

Red Table Runner: Perfect for dressing up your table on special occasions by adding that extra bit of glitz.

Blackout Blinds: Get ready for the year ahead with new Blackout curtains.

Chinese spring cleaning:

A week before the new year begins, people will do a complete cleaning of the house, which signifies to remove the old and welcome the new. Representing a wish to bid farewell to the old year, and welcome in new year good fortune. Why not embrace traditions and bring some new life to your home with some Red curtains?

Red Milano Curtains: This style is one of the most popular Readymade Curtains in the UK, and our prices start from just £15.

Red Waffle Curtains: Why not grab a Special Package Deal which combines one pair of readymade curtains, one pair of tie backs and four cushion covers into a special package deal.

Floral Red: These curtains really add a simple but sophisticated look to your room.



Another tradition for Chinese New Year is fireworks. Families will come together to celebrate the evening and put on a firework display, as traditionally it is said Fireworks are used to drive away the evil in China. It is believed that the person who launches the first firework of the New Year will obtain good luck. So bring your loved ones together, dress up the table and enjoy a special evening of celebration together.

Red Tablecloth:

Silk Red Tablecloth:

Palazzo Tablecloth:

From all of us here at 4YH Textiles, we wish you a happy Chinese New Year and we wish you all the best for 2018.


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