1. Durian - this fruit is said to invite good fortune in your house for the forthcoming year. Its thorns are said to be the fortune that goes everywhere where the fruit's thorns are pointing.
Oranges and Other Citrus
Oranges, kumquats, tangerines and pomelos are common Chinese New Year gifts because they're believed to bring good luck and happiness. The Chinese words for “orange” and “tangerine” closely resemble the words for “luck” and “wealth.” The gold color of these fruits also symbolizes prosperity.
Lucky Fruits for New Years
- January: Pineapples. The Chinese word for pineapple is “ong-lai,” which means “fortune cones”. ...
- February: Oranges. The round shape represents coins. ...
- March: Apples. The Chinese word for apple is “ping,” which means “harmony”. ...
- April: Grapes. ...
- May: Bananas. ...
- June: Mangos. ...
- July: Lemons. ...
- August: Watermelons.
Pineapples: Sound of the Chinese word for pineapple sound similar to “good luck coming your way”. This is why this fruit holds great significance in Feng Shui applications. Pineapples are believed to bring wealth, fortune, and prosperity in our lives.
The fruit Pomegranate traditionally represents abundance because of its many, many seeds. The color red is also connected to good luck and protection. The fruit basically symbolizes fertility and happiness in the family. Grapes stand for abundance and for success.
Symbol of death and fertility
In Greek mythology, the pomegranate was known as the 'fruit of the dead' as it was said to have arisen from the blood of Adonis. It also prominently featured in the myth of Hades and Persephone.
"The Fruit of the Spirit are Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Longanimity, Mildness, Faith, Modesty Continence, Chastity" (Gal. 5: 22).
For the Chinese, the pineapple is a symbol of good luck, fortune and wealth. In some Chinese beliefs, pineapple spikes are seen as eyes which see ahead, and bring good luck to the keeper. In European Christian art of the 1500's, the fruit was a symbol of prosperity, wealth, and eternal life.
The banana superstition dates all the way back to the 1700s, when many lost or ill-fated ships were noted to have been carrying bananas to their destination. It is perhaps because of this occurrence that bananas became known as omens of danger and misfortune for ships.
The shape of a round fruit resembles a coin, and the fruit's sweetness brings the promise of good living. In the Philippines, the custom calls for eating 13 round fruits for New Year's, considered a lucky number. In Europe and the U.S., the celebration calls for 12 round fruits, representing the months in a year.
The history of the strawberry dates back to Ancient Rome where the fruit was considered the symbol of Venus, the goddess of love, because of its bright red color and enticing taste. Later, the berry became a symbol of fertility due to its many exterior seeds.
Mangoes symbolise sweetness and strength within the family. Its sweet taste lingers on and it attracts more positivity. The fruit also represents the colour of money. Pineapples hold great significance in Feng Shui applications and often symbolise luck and wealth.
1832 The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity.”
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” Those who are in Christ are distinguished from unbelievers in that they have been gifted with the Holy Spirit, enabling them to bear fruit.
Power for Holiness Prayer
Dear God, we abound in hope by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Fill us with all joy and peace as we believe in You. Holy Spirit, empower our lives to produce Your fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Pomona (/pəˈmoʊnə/ ( listen), Latin: [poːˈmoːna]) was a goddess of fruitful abundance in ancient Roman religion and myth. Her name comes from the Latin word pomum, "fruit", specifically orchard fruit.
Apple Apples are brimming with symbolic meanings and mythic associations. In China they represent peace, and apple blossoms are a symbol of women's beauty. In other traditions, they can signify wisdom, joy, fertility, and youthfulness. Apples play an important part in several Greek myths.
Banana is considered the “most economically important fruit” in the country since it is one of the locally-produced fruits available throughout the year.
A very popular tradition that we often follow for New Year's, the New Year's Eve kiss is supposed to help bring you love and affection for the year. At the stroke of midnight, kissing your partner has been believed to give you luck in love. Not kissing your beloved is said to give you the opposite effect.
In China, eating pineapples during the Lunar New Year's celebrations symbolizes upcoming prosperity throughout the New Year. In the United States pineapples are a symbol of hospitality.