Peach Blossom - (Oriental Symbolism)

Peach Blossom - (Oriental Symbolism) The peach blossom most common interpretation is love’s captive. Blossoms are particularly auspicious flowers. Coming as they do in spring, they symbolize life, growth, and prosperity. The peach blossom is the most auspicious of all plants, its significance lying in the symbolic importance of the peach. The peach, in Chinese culture, is a symbol of long life, and is regarded as the strongest defense against evil. Should your peach blossom bloom during the New Year celebrations it is sure sign that the year ahead will be one of good fortune. Sprays of peach blossom at one time they were placed above front doors to prevent even the strongest evil spirit from getting into the house. The custom today is to use them as decorations within the house.

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