Red lingerie is apparently a firm favourite in racy Asia for the Lunar New Year.
In the West, red is seen as the colour of danger, love and naughtiness. In Asia however, it signifies good luck, wards off the evil spirits or bad luck, bringing wealth, fortune, prosperity and most importantly, happiness.
The New Year is the most important time of the year in Asia with each year bearing its own symbolic and lucky animal and colour. 2015 is the Year of the Goat or the Sheep with the lucky colours being brown, purple and red. As Asians welcome in the Lunar New Year, children and will be given red envelopes with money inside from the married folks, mostly grandparents, but single adults will be giving and wearing red clothing, including underwear. Red is used for decorations too but it’s the clothing, especially worn in the early hours of New Year’s Day, that is important as it is thought to ward off evil and symbolises new beginnings.