The Chinese New Year is incomplete without the elegant and colorful decorations that adorn people’s homes during this time. The favorite colors of Chinese New Year decorations are red and gold. Red symbolizes happiness while Gold symbolizes wealth. These two colors are predominant in most Chinese New Year decorations and greeting cards. Doors and windows are often given a fresh coat of red paint on Chinese New Year .
People in China adorn their front doors with Chinese decorations and Spring Couplets, which are fragrant with fresh India ink, to give the feeling of life’s renewal and the return of spring. Spring couplets are paper scrolls and squares engraved with blessings and wishes for good fortune, happiness, prosperity, health, wealth and a long life. These Chinese couplets have three pieces, two longer ones vertically hung on each side of door, and one shorter one horizontally hung on the top of the door.
Paintings of various such themes are also put up to adorn their homes with a festive look. In addition, the Chinese New Year decorations also include embellishing their doors or windows with auspicious Chinese New Year Children Figures, usually one boy and one girl, opposite each other. They both hold “Lucky” signs and are the symbols of “Good Luck” for the Chinese New Year .
Children love celebrating the Chinese New Year because they can enjoy the firecrackers on the Chinese New Year ‘s Eve and hold lightened colorful lanterns on the Lantern Festival, which is on the Fifteenth of the First Month.
Decorations of the countryside are with Chuang Hua – Window Flowers, usually in large paper cut format. Most Chuang hua are in red and have lucky and prosperous symbols such as children holding fishes or flowers.
Prior to Chinese New Year ‘s Day, decorations of the living rooms include vases of pretty blossoms, platters of oranges and tangerines and a candy tray with eight varieties of dried sweet fruit. Chinese New Year Decorations on the walls and doors include poetic couplets, happy wishes written on red paper.
Chinese New Year decorations are enough to spark off the celebrations in your heart! So get into the festive groove of goodness and celebration as you adorn your home with Chinese New Year Decorations and it a dazzlingly spirited look