The Lunar New Year is upon us, which means that for some Malaysians, it's time to spruce up the home and play host to the tide of friends and family coming to visit. First thing's first, a thoroughly cleaning of your home is necessary before you can even consider the nex step. It is traditionally believed that such a spring cleaning will get rid of all the bad luck accumulated throughout the previous year. Of course, being able to show off your immaculately clean home to visitors is an additional perk.
However, what's next once your home is spick and span? Preparing the home for the festive season can be tough. Navigating through the sea of gold and crimson paraphernalia available in shopping malls (while trying to figure out what they mean!) requires a bit of know-how.
Not to worry – we've put together a list of some of the most popular Lunar New Year decorations and their symbolic meanings, to help you usher in good tidings and impress your guests.