Lets celebrate, it’s THE LUNAR NEW YEAR!
And there is cause to celebrate as it ‘s the year of the Pig: a year of fortune and luck!
Lunar New Year is the beginning of a year whose months are coordinated by the cycles of the moon, accounting to a purely lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar. The year of the Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 .
Befitting enough, not that long ago, we launched our latest Lunar Collection, featuring detachable and interchangeable straps and top folds so you can mix and match your bags, making them incredibly versatile, fun and a great investment 😉 Can you believe one bag has up to 8 different looks!!!
Chinese New Year runs from January 21 to February 20. In 2019, it’s official date occurs on February 5th. Here’s a full list of dates and events for the Chinese New Year calendar.
This Spring Festival is a time for celebration, renewal and to let happiness and fortune prosper. There are also a whole schedule of tradition activities around the festival. For example here is a list of 10 things to avoid during the CNY celebrations.
All activities associated with the Spring Festival are embedded with the purpose of removing the old and welcoming the new. New is considered auspicious and provides protection from evil spirits and bad luck. Well we can’t argue that!
To continue celebrating the launch of our Lunar collection and Chinese New Year, here are some tips on how to celebrate the festivities with some Hills & West flair.
So, when browsing what to wear for Chinese New Year, go for red. It’s considered the best colour for the occasion. Also, stay away from black and white, as they are unlucky and negative during this time of year. Other times of year they are of course stylish and chic 😉
We have included two Hills & West favourites for you to choose from…
1. The Lunar Max in red. Quite fitting no?
We’ve included some pics to inspire you on how to style, wear and adjust to suit your needs.
2. The Lenny Bright Belt Bag in red is perfect for carrying hands-free as you join in on the festivities, whether you’re out dancing or at home with loved ones. You can carry all of your essentials with comfort and ease and add some bright into you outfit.
It is often considered better luck to buy or be given new clothes and accessories as gifts from family. This is seen a sign of a fresh start and the luck increases if you wear your new pieces on New Year’s Day. Although, we do encourage that you treat yourself also 😉
Some of our pieces that are popular as gifts for their understated elegance and neutrality are:
(From left to right)
So whatever you do, we hope you have good fortune, love and fun while you are doing it.
To celebrate Lunar New Year we are offering 15% off any order for one day only on the 5th of February. We hope we give you luck and prosperity 🙂
Use code: Lunar15
Happy Lunar New Year and may 2019 be an amazing one!