It is also an interesting fact that for years many cultures believed that the unicorn was a real animal. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. While in most of the world, only the four-leafed clover is considered lucky, in Ireland all Irish Shamrocks are. The year , was not only the year of the pig, it was also a leap year in which an extra eight month was added. A man wearing a green hat is said to have an unfaithful wife. You buy them a beautiful clock — but they just look hurt and unhappy.
No one will expect you to know and understand all of the intricacies of lucky numbers, but it is best to be wise to the most obvious ones. The bottom level has 19 to 27 rings, each with nine stones, with the final and largest ring having stones. Moreover, it represents money for obvious reasons. It is a tradition to give a white stuffed rabbit as a gift to a little child as a wish for a prosperous life. Number 9 in Chinese is greatly welcome and accepted in weddings and birthdays as it means eternity and long lasting. Nowadays it is believed that keeping a porcelain dolphin figurine in your home is one of the easiest ways to attract good luck.
Eight Taoist Immortals. The five bats in a design represent the five lucky gods and the five blessings: long life, wealth, health, virtue and peaceful death. Gilded copper urns and animals adorn many palaces. Eating good and healthy food is one way of obtaining a long life. Chinese on the other hand consider red and yellow to be lucky colors in Chinese beliefs.
Combining the meaning of dao and fu gives the idea of good fortune raining down from the heavens. Firstly if you look at the character fu there is a certain vague resemblance to the character for upside down dao. It is the ultimate lucky symbol for newlyweds. This Chinese number 9 is also said to be traditionally associated with the Chinese emperor. Red and yellow are often seen together, with the yellow giving the appearance of gold. Most women would be very happy to receive a symbol of love.