New Year,  New Banhua or ‘Printed Pictures’

A type of colored woodblock print, New Year pictures are a type of Banhua (年画) or 'printed picture' in Chinese culture.

These eye-catching prints are prominently displayed as Chinese New Year décor.

Families customarily replace their New Year picture annually to symbolically say goodbye to the past while welcoming the future.

Banhua prints range from the religious to the secular, featuring the likes of door deities, famous Chinese opera scenes, healthy babies and traditional beauties.

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