Spring couplet unveiled on Nantong city gate
2018-02-09 16:58:00

A huge Spring Festival couplet of 9 meters high was unveiled at the Bell Tower in Nantong city of Jiangsu province, Feb. 9.

Cultural performances were staged at the unveil ceremony. Calligraphers wrote “fortune(福)” on the spot and sent to citizens for free.

It is one of China’s New Year rituals to hang couplets on the front door, a way to pray for good luck in a new year. The year of 2018 marks the third year that Jiangsu has dressed its city walls with Spring Festival couplets. The couplet soliciting initiative this year attracted a record high of more than 5000 participants and over 6000 pairs of couplets in 20 days.

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Source: jschina.com.cn Editor: Amanda