In China, Christmas Eve is referred to as “平安夜”[píng ān yè], which literally means peaceful night.
With the continuous integration of eastern and western culture, it has become a widely celebrated festival across the world.
When it comes to “平安夜” (peaceful night), peace is one of the traditional Chinese auspicious patterns on vases, representing good wishes.
In Chinese language, “瓶” [píng] (vase) has the same pronunciation as “平” (peace) and is a symbol of peace.
Moreover, vases are often combined with other auspicious objects on traditional Chinese carvings.
Peace and good luck
“如意” [rú yì], literally meaning good luck, is an auspicious ornament with a mushroom shaped head. A vase with a “如意” design symbolizes peace and good luck.
With seasonal flowers inside the vases, the four wooden panels signify peace in four seasons.
In Chinese culture, the elephant is a symbol of longevity and is considered to be a good omen; this combination of a vase with an elephant can also be observed on wood carvings.
Peace in four seasons
Peace and ceremony
In ancient China, people often collected and appreciated vases as a hobby as well as to display an appreciation for fine art.
Nowadays, the vase has become a household item providing an element of aesthetic beauty in our daily life.
A vase with fresh flowers can add vitality to any space and represents the wishes for peace.
A vase lamp in the Six Arts Museum Hotel
We wish you a Christmas Eve filled with peace!