Happy Chinese New Year - the custom of Spring Couplets

Welcome to the Chinese New Year of the Rooster! It is custom in China to glue a "Spring Couplet" left and right of the main entrance door of the house. Accompanied by a title scroll on top of the door that describs the couplet. It is believed that this spring couplet will help to enter the New Year with good Feng Shui, used as a New Year's decoration it expresses happiness and hopeful thoughts for the coming year. They are usually attached on the second last day of the old year and "activated" by fire crackers. There are many forms of Spring Couplets, printed, embossed, hand written, etc. The most sought after are written in beautiful calligraphy by a famous calligrapher or artist on a speci

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