Hello beauty pies!
Today I come with a different post, as you all know by this time I'm learning Mandarim and yesterday our professor gave us a "福" card.
But first... What is The Spring Festival?
The Spring Festival is the most important festival in China. According to the Lunar Calendar or Chinese calendar this mark the beginning of a new year. In other words, it is a New Year to the Chinese.
"福" [fú] (meaning blessedness, fortune or good luck) character is a tradition for Chinese people during 春节 [chūn-jié] Spring Festival each year.
The "福" character is often posted upside-down. It is said that this is because the character for "upside-down", "倒" [dào], is a homonym of the character for "to arrive", "到" [dào]. So this means that "福" (happiness, good fortune, etc.) is "arriving".
And this year is the 马 [má] (horse) year. So... "Happy New Year!".
You can learn more about this at http://chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/2400/why-福-is-often-used-upside-down
The "福" character it's to be inside home, and hang on the door.