The package includes:
– Couplets Size: 128cm x 20cm
– Scroll Size : 59 x 20cm
– 5 Chinese Word “Fu” Square Card: 35x35cm
– 5 Red Envelopes / Packets :Length 17cm x Width 9.5cm
– 5 Assorted Round Stickers
Spring Festival Couplets (Chunlian)
Spring Festival Couplets, Chunlian in Chinese, is also known as Spring Couplets or Chinese New Year Couplets. It is the most common and important custom when celebrating Chinese New Year. This tradition is widely kept both in modern cities and rural areas of China.
What are Spring Festival Couplets?
With black or golden characters written on red paper, Spring Festival Couplets are composed of a pair of poetry lines vertically pasted on both sides of the front door and a four-character horizontal scroll affixed above the doorframe. Pasting couplets expresses people’s delight in the festival and wishes for a better life in the coming year.
How to Read the Spring Festival Couplets?
The order in traditional Chinese writing is different from that in western countries or modern China. In the past, people were accustomed to writing in vertical lines from right to left. The traditional couplets followed this rule, but things have changed. Sometimes people don’t follow the rules, and they even make mistakes. Here is the way to read Spring Festival Couplets:
First, look at the horizontal scroll. If the four characters are written from left to right, the upper scroll will be on the left and the lower scroll on the right. If the characters of the horizontal scroll are reversed, the two side scrolls should be read from right to left.
Examples of Spring Festival Couplets
Upper Scroll：福照家門萬事興 [Fu Xhao Jia Men Wan Shi Xing] Lower Scroll:：喜居寶地千年旺 [Xi Ju Bao Di Qian Nian Wang] Horizontal Scroll：五福臨門 [Wǔ Fú Lín Mén]