Xinhua photographer Zhang Chuanqi writes "Fu" to greet the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rabbit. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)
BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Hanging the Chinese character "Fu" on doors and walls is one of the most common and important customs when celebrating the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year.
The character, which is traditionally handwritten by calligraphers, expresses people's delight in the festival and their wishes for the coming year.
Children display Chinese character "Fu" and couplets during an activity in celebration of the upcoming Spring Festival in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 18, 2023. (Photo by Zhao Qirui/Xinhua)
Children learn to cut the Chinese character "Fu" from an inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of paper cutting in Zhongtian ancient village of Changning City, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 18, 2023. (Photo by Zhou Xiuyuchun/Xinhua)
Ricardo Carvalho (L) and Wang Feiwen show their calligraphy work of Chinese character "Fu" at the Main Media Center for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 31, 2022. The Beijing Story House held a folk activity for staff, volunteers and journalists to experience traditional culture on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)
Children hold the Chinese character "Fu" during a New Year celebration at a kindergarten in Neijiang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 31, 2021. (Photo by Huang Zhenghua/Xinhua)
A woman walks past an exhibition poster of the Chinese character "Fu" for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Changzhou City, east China's Jiangsu province, Feb. 10, 2021. (Photo by Wang Qiming/Xinhua)■