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About Hui Chun, the fortunate Red Banners in Chinese New Year.

On New Years Eve decorations made from red and gold paper are hung down the doors to keep in good luck. These are marked with messages of good fortune such as happiness, prosperity and long life.

Red Banner, also called Hui Chun (揮春), mostly have four Chinese characters and can be made to order.

A special form are Chinese couplets, pairs of banners, also called Duilian (對聯) displayed on the sides of doors leading to people's homes.

See also: Door Gods

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Red Banner decoration in a shopping mall in Bangkok.
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Hui Chun/red banner, good wishes painted on paper.
Photo © Valeska Gehrmann

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