I threw oranges into a river on Chinese Valentine's Day to find love
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
SINGAPORE — Chinese New Year lasts 15 days, and its last day is regarded as Chinese Valentine’s Day. For the Chinese in Southeast Asia, we’ve got a couple of homegrown traditions that aren’t practiced by the wider community.
Like throwing oranges into a river on the day. This practice apparently originated in Penang, Malaysia, and sees women gathering on a bridge to throw Mandarin oranges inscribed with their names and phone numbers into the river below. It’s been said that if the floating oranges are retrieved, you’ll meet your future match soon. Cleverly, prospective suitors have also been known to gather under the bridge to fish for oranges. Read more…