Gift calligraphy works mark upcoming Spring Festival in Nanxun district

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Jan 10, 2020

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A calligrapher (M) writes a Spring Festival couplet during a calligraphy work giveaway activity marking the upcoming Spring Festival in Linghu town, Nanxun district, Huzhou on Jan 6. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

A group of calligraphers wrote and gave away free Spring Festival couplets and the Chinese character fu (meaning luck and happiness) to locals in Linghu town, Nanxun district, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on Jan 6.

The calligraphy work giveaway activity was jointly organized by the district's federation of literary and art circles, and the Linghu town government.

At the site of the activity, many locals lined up and waited for their calligraphy gifts. Some of them even asked the calligraphers to customize their favorite types of Spring Festival couplets.

The organizers of the activity also sent a number of volunteers to distribute the calligraphy work from house to house in the town.

According to local authorities, the calligraphers gave away more than 500 Spring Festival couplets and over 200 fu on a wall hanging in just a few hours.

Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. The festival falls on Jan 25 this year.

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Locals in Linghu town hold pieces of the Chinese character fu on a wall hanging written by calligraphers during a calligraphy work giveaway activity and pose for a group photo. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]