The town is literally painted red during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Red is considered an auspicious colour by the Chinese. Each home prepares generous amounts of food to ensure the aura of abundance. Wax cake is eaten and shared with friends and neighbours. A grand fireworks display is the highlight of the festival. If you’d like to experience this for yourself, come in the months of January or February. The dates are based on the lunar calendar so check when it is before you leave.