Giant couplet lights up ancient city gate in Lianyungang
2018-02-11 17:03:00

A giant Spring Festival couplet was unveiled at the ancient bell tower in Lianyungang, Feb. 11.

The activity is part of the cultural campaign in Jiangsu which aims to decorate all 13 cities of Jiangsu with giant Spring Festival couplets.

Composed by Yang Haibo, a couplet enthusiast, and written by calligrapher Qiu Gaochi, the couplet on the ancient bell tower of Lianyungang extended the city’s aspiration for better development in a new year.

Couplet on front door is one of the traditional cultural customs during Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year, expressing wish of life renewal and the return of spring. This is 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