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Spring Festival Couplets-----Custom of Chinese New Year

4 months ago

Spring Festival Couplets 春(chūn)联(lián)

Spring Festival couplets are composed of two antithetical sentences on both sides of the door and a horizontal scroll above the gate. The Spring Festival couplets are written with lucky words on the red paper.

On the eve of the Spring Festival, Chinese will paste Spring Festival couplets on the gate posts for good fortune. In the past, Chinese usually wrote Spring Festival couplets by themselves or ask others to write it for them. Nowadays most Chinese buy printed Spring Festival couplets in the market, but I think handwritten Spring Festival couplets are more meaningful.