Cultural Significance

Chinese culture and Mahjong go hand-in-hand. It is an emblem of peace and friendship for the Chinese. Inviting someone over for a game of Mah Jong is synonymous to extending a hand in friendship in the Chinese culture. Most Chinese homes will have some form of Mah Jong set at home and it is no surprise that the game finds coveted positions during important family events such as child-birth, weddings and Chinese New Year. Owning a good quality Mahjong set is a symbol of pride among the Chinese. High-quality Mahjong sets with ivory tiles are a status symbol for the affluent Chinese.