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Auspicious

Pertaining to good fortune or luck.

Traditional Chinese auspicious motifs first appeared in the Zhou Dynasty, some 3,000 years ago. They later became widely popular among the general public.

On every Spring Festival or other holidays, people would decorate their rooms and articles with auspicious motifs to express their wishes for happy life and to celebrate the happy holiday.

As a key component of traditional Chinese culture, the auspicious motifs are one of the symbols used to identify national spirits and goals.

There are a wide array of subjects featured in Chinese auspicious motifs, with "double happiness", "lucky clouds" and "Ruyi (good luck)" being the most common three. Today, the auspicious motifs still play an indispensable part in Chinese people's life.

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