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Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Palace Museum

(People's Daily Online)    15:08, February 15, 2019

The Forbidden City, the epicentre of Chinese culture and politics for hundreds of years, is regarded as a wonder of Chinese society and preserved diligently.

Inside its insulating walls the Palace Museum unveiled an exhibition celebrating the Spring Festival, reliving royal traditions used during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

This includes original and replica relics as well as accurately portraying and replicating the lavish feast that took place in 1783, during the rule of Emperor Qian Long.

During the exhibition, the entire Forbidden City will be adorned with palace lanterns, new year paintings, and spring couplets to create an immersive experience for visitors.

One of the most valuable exhibits is a collection of the Chinese character "Fu," written by five emperors of the Qing Dynasty.

During the Spring Festival, Chinese people put up "Fu" posters on their doors and walls to wish for a good year, as the character means happiness and good luck.

The exhibition is scheduled to last until April 7. 

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(Web editor: Liu Ning, Bianji)

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