Chinese New Year is coming up (1/23/2012), this year will be the year of dragon. There are TONS of tangerines everywhere in the city. Tangerines are symbolic of good luck, and oranges are symbolic of wealth. The word for tangerine 吉(jí) having the same sound as “luck” in Chinese, and the word for orange 柑(gān) having the same sound as “wealth”.
There are numerous auspicious greetings and sayings consist of four characters, 大吉大利 means great luck, great profit; everything is thriving!