Life in China: A picture a Day 2016, January 12 - Today, my daughter, a friend, and I, went to the He Sheng Stationery Market in Dongguan. Chinese New Year this year is Feb 8th, so… the decorations are out! Everywhere you look, you see RED, RED, RED, with a little gold mixed in! Red is considered the luckiest color in China. Supposedly this is from ancient times when red was associated with fire, which provided people with safety, and it is also believed to ward off evil. Over the next month, I’ll probably share many more pictures of specific symbols related to Chinese New Year.