Chinese New Year Red Paper Cut Decorations

john  —  February 9, 2013

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It’s already the 1st Feb­ru­ary and I’m not sure where Jan­u­ary went. I’ve had an irreg­u­lar start to post­ing on this pho­to­blog in 2013 and I’ve got behind again by a cou­ple of weeks. Any­way, a new month and another new start to try to post more fre­quently and stay on tops of things.

This month it’s Chi­nese New Year, so fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions are going up every­where. Red Chi­nese paper cut­tings are very pop­u­lar and tra­di­tional at this time of year. These ones appeared on the win­dows of the can­teen at work and say Happy New Year 新年快乐  (Xīn nián kuài lè).

I know it only feels like we just had Christ­mas and West­ern New Year, but the Chi­nese New Year is a much big­ger event in China and it means I get to go home and see my fam­ily. I can’t wait!

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(Blog posted by Ray on February 1, 2013. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)