Cherish Ong-Chua, vice president of finance and marketing at Hanabishi Appliances, considers the customs that Filipino-Chinese families observe to usher in the Lunar New Year as the world prepares for the Year of the Wood Dragon.
“The Chinese believe that abundance during Chinese New Year will carry on for the rest of the year. We observe traditions that would help usher in the blessings for the coming year and at the same time drive away the misfortunes of the past year,” she shared.
Food and Abundance
Preparing for the Lunar New Year’s Eve meal, where families from various generations would assemble to exchange homemade treats, is one of these customs.
There would be round fruits, symbolic of good fortune, on the supper table. They would also prepare a dish of rice and top it with ampao, Ong-Chua continued. Another mainstay is noodles, which stand for longevity.
She further shared that some of the traditions focus on cleanliness.
“To get rid of the bad luck of the previous year, some of us would get a haircut,” Ong-Chua said. “But we forbid cleaning on the first day of the year as this might sweep away the good luck that would come in the New Year.”
Spreading Good Fortune
In the spirit of the Chinese New Year, Hanabishi Appliances is extending the joyous celebrations to its customers. From February 10 to 29, select appliances can be purchased with a 20% discount.
Among these products are a selection of kitchen appliances like the Hanabishi colored rice cookers with glass in green and yellow colors (HHRC15GRN and HHRC15YLW); aesthetic electric oven 45L white series (HEO45WHT); super blender (HJB 123); aesthetic free standing water dispenser (HFSWD3200); beverage showcase chiller (HBVSCH 6); and single door refrigerator (HASREF35SS).
To drive away the dirt and maintain the air safety of the home, there are the Hanabishi portable UVC sterilization lamp (HUVC10); portable UVC sterilization wand (HUVC 20); portable UVC sterilization bag (HUVC40); portable UVC sterilization lamp (HUVC50), and air purifier (HAIRPR10), which can also be purchased at discounted prices.
Get the deal by going to www.myhanabishi.com. Add an item or products to your cart that are on sale. After completing the billing information, click checkout. After entering the coupon code CNY2024, click “Apply.” After settling your payment, watch for the email confirming it. Watch for delivery for a minimum of three to five days.
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