Chinese New Year banners

I love the Chinese tradition of hanging up New Year Banners (春联). For me (and I guess for many) it’s not really about bringing fortune or warding off evil spirits. It’s more the signal of a season, to take part in something familiar that unites you with your past, as well as so many homes in China and abroad.

Just like a Christmas tree. The feelings remain even if the original meaning no longer applies (because most people don’t even know why we put trees inside during Christmas).

So from the Netherlands, 祝大家龙年快乐!