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Should We Display The Fu Chinese Character Upright or Upside Down?

This is the one of most commonly asked question during this festive season. I bet almost 98% of the people do not know the correct way to hang this Fu Chinese character.

Many people believed that the most auspicious way to invite good fortune and happiness is to paste or display this symbol (福) upside down purposely. That is because the word “upside down” is pronounced as “Dao” in Chinese, meaning “arrived”. It symbolizes good fortune has arrived for the household or business by displaying an inverted fu Chinese character all over the house or office.

There are some locations that we will see this inverted Fu character. It can be pasted on your rice urn, on the shelvings and main doors.

This Chinese custom and traditions of pasting the word of happiness upside down is definitely favorable in most of the cases, except for a particular location that we must display it in an upright position. Do you know where is it?


Where Should We Place The Fu Chinese Character Upright?

The main door is the mouth of “Chi” ,also the entrance/exit and also the first impression of the others. You must keep this place free of clutter, and things should be placed in the correct manner, upright and respectful.

If you are placing this Fu character upside down at your main door, does it resemble chasing the good fortune away instead?

If you have been displaying this inverted Fu Chinese character at your main door for the past years, it is time to put it upright from this year onwards.

This place is your main door or entrance.

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