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Lantern Festival Celebrations Around China
Various events are held around the country to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival, a traditional festival which falls on Feb 28 this year. (2010-02-25)

Dazzling City Lights up the Night
Gorgeous lanterns and a glorious gala will light up the night on Feb. 21, 2010 when the whole city of Hangzhou celebrates the Lantern Festival. (2010-02-25)

Millions Expected at Various Lantern Festival Celebrations
Fascinating installations and special events celebrating the Lantern Festival, which falls on February 28 this year, will attract millions of visitors from home and abroad and boost business in the tourism sector, the Tourism Bureau said Monday. (2010-02-24)

Fire Dragon Dance in East China
People perform the fire dragon dance at a lantern fair in Fuyang, east China's Anhui province, Feb 22, 2010. As a national intangible cultural heritage, the dance is most famous for the dragons going through melted iron meteors where temperatures hit more than 1,000 degrees Celsius. The dance is performed every night around the Spring Festival at Fuyang's lantern fairs. (2010-02-24)

Crowded Locals Taste Spring Festival Delicacies
A feast attracted large numbers of visitors in Hangzhou, Zhejiangon province, on Feb. 16, 2010. The feast was prepared by some time-honored restaurants to celebrate the Spring Festival. (2010-02-23)

Special Spring Festival Activity in S China
People from hundreds of Dong minority group families hold a Spring Festival feast at a plaza of Sanjiang Dong autonomous county, south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Feb 21, 2010. The feast, which attracted hundreds of attendants and tourists, is a traditional activity held every year during the Spring Festival to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. (2010-02-23)

500 Farmers Wave Huge Dragon to Mark Lunar New Year
Zhancai Village of Dexing City in Jiangxi witnessed more than 500 farmers waving a 500-meter-long wooden stool dragon together on Saturday. As a local tradition of blessing during the Spring Festival, they toured around the town and wished to bring good luck next year. (2010-02-22)

Enjoy Spring Festival Holiday
Yuhuangding temple fair was hold during the Spring Festival in Yantai, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 18, 2010. (2010-02-22)

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