Auspicious Offerings for Chinese New Year

As Chinese New Year approaches, many Thai-Chinese individuals engage in the tradition of making auspicious offerings as a form of homage and preparation for the New Year celebrations. Here are 9 auspicious offerings along with their symbolic meanings:

**Pig:** Symbolizes abundance, wealth, and the ability to enjoy life’s pleasures.

**Rooster:** Represents progress in career, elegance, and diligence. For optimal symbolism, it should be a full-bodied chicken, including the head, body, legs, and wings, signifying perfection.

**Fish:** A symbol of plenty and abundance. The wish is for surplus and prosperity.

**Khanom Kheng (Sweets):** Represents sweetness and smoothness in life, as well as the hope for enduring friendships.

**Khanom Thian (Dumplings):** Symbolizes prosperity and a smooth life journey.

**Khanom Thua Fu (Mung Bean Cakes):** Conveys wishes for prosperity and success.

. **Orange:** Carries an auspicious meaning, symbolizing good luck, fortune, and prosperity. It is a wish for positive experiences for oneself and the family.

**Apple:** Represents good luck, good health, and wishes for peace and tranquility.

. **Wheelbarrow:** Symbolizes the flow of money and wealth into one’s life.

These offerings are made during worship sessions, expressing gratitude, and seeking blessings for various aspects of life. May the New Year bring abundance, prosperity, and joy to all!

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