Upside Down Fu ‘Good Fortune’ Signs for Chinese New Year

 Upside Down Fu “Good Fortune” Signs for Chinese New Year 2021

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Fu means good luck and the reason that the character is placed upside down is that it is believed that that by placing it upside down will cause the good fortune to literally pour out on the home, office or building in which it is placed.

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upside down fu white 2021Upside down Good Fortune signs are very similar to Chinese New Year Couplets and are made with red paper for the background and bright gold or black paper for the Chinese character which is carefully cut out to create a beautiful design which has a big red diamond (not a diamond as you would see on a ring but a square which is turned 45 degrees on the paper designs and in bright gold or black paper, you will find an upside-down Chinese Character which is  (fú /foo) on or over a door to a home, office or building.

Fu symbol 2021

The story of Upside-Down Fu

This fascinating tradition that has been around for many years may have actually come about from simple mistake!

I couldn’t find any information on the exact date but during one Chinese New Year, a family in China placed the (fú /foo) symbol on the diamond upside down as a mistake and without realising, they placed it on the front of their home. The family had now placed the sign up and on the first day of Chinese New Year when people came to their home and saw the sign with the upside-down Fu symbol, they would say to them “你们的福倒了!” which means ‘Your fu is upside down!’.

(dao /daoww/) means ‘to invert’ which can also be translated as “To pour out” which started the tradition of having the Fu symbol upside down as it would be read as “having your blessing poured out on your home”.

This year, we have designed a Fu sign for you to download for free to place outside your home or office on Chinese New Year’s eve and you should leave this up until the day after Chinese New Year’s Day.

Download full-colour Fu card here

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For more information on Chinese New Year 2021, year of the Yin Metal Ox, you can take a look at the links below.

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14 thoughts on “Upside Down Fu ‘Good Fortune’ Signs for Chinese New Year

  1. Is it too late to place this on the front door? I live in a second floor flat.

    Can I use the same one to place in the southeast or northeast after taking it down from the front door?

  2. i live in a 2 family house on the second floor. do i put this outside my door on the second floor? also do i put it up on the 25th and then take it down on the 27th? thank you!!! (((hugs)))


    1. Hi Barbara,

      Yes, you can put this above the door to your home on the second floor. You can keep this up as long as you like although a few days will be fine.

      Kind regards,

      1. there is only a small space above the door so can i make the image small enough to fit? will that still work right? since i can leave it up longer how long can i leave it up for? thank you!!! (((hugs)))


        1. Hi Barbara,

          Yes, you can make the image smaller if it will not fit as it is.

          You can leave the Fu sign up all year although a lot of people will usually keep it up for a few weeks during New Year.

          Kind regards,

          1. just one more question. which symbol should i use on what color paper? i appreciate all of your help with this!!! thank you so much!!! (((hugs)))


    1. Hi Mandy,

      Ideally, they should be removed on the 17th although if you wanted to keep them up, you could place it in the southeast or northeast for the year.

      Kind regards,

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