Chinese is a nation that emphasis on symbolic meaning. You may realize that they have some symbols to represent longevity and prosperity. The symbolic meaning can be traced back to many ago. Here is the list of typical Chinese symbols for longevity and prosperity.
Typical Chinese Symbols for Longevity
- God of Longevity
- Shou character for long life
- The Eight Immortals and their accessories (fan, gourd, fish drum, lotus, basket, sword, wood clappers, flute)
Typical Chinese Symbols for Prosperity
- Gold ingots
The deer is especially symbolic, as it represents both longevity and prosperity.
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