ROLLING IN THE WEALTH
I learnt this ritual from Lilian Too and have been carrying it out for more than 10 years.
Mandarin oranges, with their round shape and glowing hue reminiscent of gold, symbolize money. Furthermore mandarins in Chinese are called Kum which sounds like gold. On the first day of Chinese New Year, some Chinese families and businesses roll mandarin oranges and coins over the threshold of their front door, to ensure that prosperity will flow into the building all year long.
And every year, my 3 furry sons will check out the 'gold' their mama has rolled in.