Disney, Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty Chinese New Year Decoration

Chinese New Year is almost there and even if you don’t have a clue about it, you can definitely tell that it’s a big thing. At least if you live in Hong Kong, because by now - one week before the celebrations – the whole city has turned into a place of red and gold decorations. And as we have entered the crunch-time of preparing for the festivities, we found a lot of stuff we want to share with you. Because a lot of our favourite characters appear on Chinese New Year decorations.

Especially on Fai Chuns – paper decorations with good wishes that you can hang in your home – you can find cute characters like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, My Melody, Mickey or Minnie Mouse. Often the characters are combined with other symbols important for Chinese New Year such as mandarines, ingots (gold nuggets) or dragons (2012 is the year of the dragon), which mean good luck or prosperity. Fire cracker decorations (of course no real firecrackers) are also really popular as a Chinese New Year decoration. And the red envelopes or red packets must not be missing either. Those little paper envelopes are passed out during the celebrations filled with money. Usually married couples give them to unmarried juniors, adults give them to children too.

cute Hello Kitty Fai Chun in rectangular shape

cute Hello Kitty Fai Chun in rectangular shape

Rilakkuma and friends also wish good luck for Chinese New Year

Rilakkuma and friends also wish good luck for Chinese New Year

Disney Fai Chun with Mickey Mouse holding a typical ingot gold nugget

Disney Fai Chun with Mickey Mouse holding a typical ingot gold nugget

Hello Kitty Fai Chun on a Dragon

Hello Kitty Fai Chun on a Dragon

more Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty and My Melody Fai Chuns

more Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty and My Melody Fai Chuns

cute plush toy Rilakkuma decoration with mandarines for prosperity

cute plush toy Rilakkuma decoration with mandarines for prosperity

Hello Kitty & My Melody fire cracker decoration - no real ones of course

Hello Kitty & My Melody fire cracker decoration - no real ones of course

very important for Chinese New Year - red envelopes

very important for Chinese New Year - red envelopes

a mandarine tree made from paper, including cute mickey mouse heads

a mandarine tree made from paper, including cute mickey mouse heads

4 Responses to “Disney, Rilakkuma & Hello Kitty Chinese New Year Decoration”

  • Rebecca says:

    Hi, Do you know where I can purchase these chinese new year items? With all these characters.

    Regards
    Rebecca

  • bianca says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    a couple of weeks before Chinese New Year basically every stationery shop in Hong Kong and lots of supermarkets carry these items.

    Regards,
    Bianca

  • Patricia says:

    I am not in HK. Do you know where I can buy these online?

  • bianca says:

    Sorry, we don’t. We have never seen them online.

    Regards,
    Bianca

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