Chinese New Year Red Paper Cut Decorations

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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