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Chinese New Year Decoration 

Chinese New Year DecorationIt is a convention for the Chinese to decorate the house with Chinese New Year ornaments. The ornaments are traditional Chinese style. There are several kinds of decorations such as Spring Festival Couplets, the portraits of Door Gods, Chinese New Year Paintings, paper-cuts for window decoration, Reversed Fu, and Chinese knots, etc. They share a common meaning – auspiciousness, which is the core of Chinese New Year decoration. Most of the ornaments are red since this color symbolizes auspiciousness in China. The Spring Festival couplets are often handwritten or printed on red long strips of paper. Usually they reveal the great expectation and hope of the Chinese, or the greetings to Spring Festival. A set of Spring Festival Couplet commonly consists of a couplet pasted beside the door and a horizontal scroll bearing an inscription above the door. The portraits of door gods are often adhered to the door for the Chinese believe the two door gods can guard their doors and keep off evil spirits. The traditional Chinese New Year Paintings are often hung on walls inside the house. Paper-cutting is a traditional handicraft of China. Paper-cuts are often used as window decorations. They feature multiple shapes and delicate design. They are not that popular in South China while in North China, they are very common. Reversed Fu is functionally similar to the Spring Festival Couplets. It is a square piece of red paper with a reversed Chinese character: Fu (福). Chinese knots stand for auspiciousness too. They are a great invention of China, which highlights Chinese people’s cleverness and creativity. Each knot is made of a single unbroken string.
 

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