Gallery: Forbidden City Rings In the New Year
Jan. 9, 2019
Lanterns decorate the palaces and corridors of the Forbidden City, officially known as the Palace Museum, in Beijing on Tuesday for an exhibition to welcome the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.The exhibition lasts from Jan 6 to April 7. Photo: IC
Lanterns of all kinds of shapes and colors decorate the compound for the exhibition, called New Year Greetings — Celebrating the Spring Festival in the Forbidden City. Photo: IC
The Chinese character “fu,” which stands for happiness and fortune, sits on display in the Forbidden City. Chinese people often post the character on their doors for the Lunar New Year holidays. Photo: IC
Visitors check out the exhibition, which features nearly 900 cultural relics. Photo: IC.
Chinese couplets hang on display at the exhibition. Chinese people normally put up the couplets on either side of their doors during Lunar New Year. Photo: IC
A cultural relic sits on display during the exhibition. Photo: IC