Monday/ happy 喜 and double-happy 囍

Double happiness 囍, says the characters on this little candy gift box.

 

There’s happiness 喜 (xǐ), and then there is double happiness 囍(also xǐ) !

The ‘double happiness’ term is really used in writing and especially used in connotation with marriage, as shown on this candy gift that each of us got from a colleague that is getting married soon.  The heart-shaped modification of the bottoms of the happiness characters is artistic interpretation, of course. And I cannot quite find out for sure how old the use of the heart ♥ symbol is.  Its uses started in Europe.

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