Writing Peace and Safety Wherever You Go
Chū Rù Píng Ān!

This saying is commonly found in banners during the Chinese New Year to wish visitors and passerbys a peaceful and safe journey and is found at entrances and gates.

Chū Rù Píng Ān means "Peace and Safety Wherever You Go".

The Chinese New Year holidays is a time for family reunions and to visit friends. Many people find themselves traveling to their hometowns, whether it is hundred of miles away or just across town, the Spring Festival brings everyone together.

So it is nice to wish peace and tranquility to the people coming to visit you, as well as a safe journey when they depart, and here we show you how!

Follow each character stroke by stroke, these are very simple and a good starting point before getting into the more challenging characters!

Peace and Safety Wherever You Go - Learn how to write these four characters to make 
your banners to decorate your home.  Vertical banners are placed side by side in the front door to welcome guests and wish 
everyone a safe journey!

Chū is our first character, as a standalone it means literally "to come out" or "to go out". Very simple, only 5 strokes:

Chinese character writing Chu
chinese character writing  chu 1 chinese character writing  chu 2 chinese character writing  chu 3 chinese character writing chu 4 chinese character writing  chu 5

Rù means to "enter", to "go into", and couldn't be easier to write, only two strokes, pay attention to the order and direction:

Chinese character writing Ru
Chinese character writing ru  1 Chinese character writing ru  2

The third character Píng literally means "calm", "peaceful", another easy one with only 5 strokes:

Chinese character writing Peace
Chinese character writing ping 1 Chinese character writing ping 2 Chinese character writing ping 3 Chinese character writing ping 4 Chinese character writing ping 5

That leaves us with the last one Ān, which means calm, still, quiet, safe, secure. Often used together Píng Ān to mean "safe and sound" and "at peace"

Chinese character writing Cai
Chinese character writing an 1 Chinese character writing an 2 Chinese character writing an 3 Chinese character writing an 4 Chinese character writing an 5
Chinese character writing an 6

And there you have it!

Peace and Safety

And may the New Year turn out to be a very special one for you
filling each day with peak of health...
abundance of happiness...
bountiful prosperity...
and Zen like serenity...

For a more literal translation of HAPPY NEW YEAR, we say:

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè !!!!

Learn how to write that here.


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