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Guilin - Chinese New Year "door" sign - Calligraphy Artist
inscribing one of the two vertical 'couplets' -
"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.
Guilin - Chinese New Year "door" signs - Artist and
customer with daughter - The Spring Festival falls
on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often one
month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated
in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the
people's sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of
an old year and the beginning of a new one.