Citrus fortunella japonica or ‘Kumkuat’ is suppose to bring good luck during the Chinese New Year. These plants are sold aplenty during this season and the Chinese just love them. The ‘kumkuat’ fruit is golden orange symbolizing prosperity just like the bigger Mandarin oranges. Chinese New Year is a time for social gathering, giving out red packets of money or ‘ang-pows’ by the married ones to the unmarried people for good fortune. This tradition has been brought down for generations. Happy Chinese New Year to all the readers of this blog.