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Chinese New Year Paper Cutting 2017 – The Year of Rooster

Papercutting works often appear at Spring Festival, weddings and childbirth, and always symbolize luck and happiness.

Chinese people will celebrate the lunar new year, or Spring Festival, on Jan. 28, 2017. Spring Festival this time marks the beginning of the Year of Rooster, according to the Chinese zodiac that assigns one of the 12 animals to each year.

Chang Yangyang, a young folk artist, shows his papercutting works of hundreds of roosters in Mengjin County, central China’s Henan Province. (Xinhua/Huang Zhengwei)

Famous print artist Wang Shaotang has created a new paper-cutting work, Jiqingyouyu, to welcome the year of the rooster.

Wang Shaotang, and his paper-cutting work. (Photo/Xinhua)

The Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year, or Spring Festival, on Jan. 28, 2017. Spring Festival this time marks the beginning of the Year of Rooster, according to the Chinese zodiac that assigns one of the 12 animals to each year. (Xinhua/Huang Zhengwei)