Learning Chinese | Spring Festival Couplets


Spring Festival Couplets, 春联 chūn lián

Spring Festival Couplets are two complementary poetic lines adhering to certain rules. Posting Spring Festival Couplets is the first thing to celebrate the Spring Festival in China. When the Spring Festival is approaching, every family  will post Spring Festival Couplets with black characters and red paper to decorate doors and walls to express hope and happiness for the coming year.

The profound culture of Chinese Spring Festival couplets imply the development and changes of production, astronomy and geography, folk customs, psychological concepts and society which can all be reflected in the content. People write their best wishes for the New Year into the Spring Festival Couplets, hoping that everything will go well next year.