Wealth god


This image above is known as the Wealth God in China. It is known as bringing wealth to the family. We called the god caishen. For our family, we would put it put during Chinese New Year because it's a new year, a new start and we want the year to be peace and calm. I'm not too sure about the Wealth God's background but I do know that the Wealth God brings us good luck, wealth, and happiness. The god is all dress in red because we believe that the color red kills away all the evil spirit and bring us luck and peace for the year. For our family, we usually tape the Wealth God on the door or on the wall. We never put it on the floor or on the ground because it's showing disrespect towards the god and its also showing that we are comparing them to the devils in the underworld.

Place(s): China

– Yan Ping L.

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