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Global cheers for China’s ‘Spring Festival’

China’s National Museum in Beijing launches exhibition of Chinese New Year celebrations held in more than 112 countries and regions over the last five years.

Dance staged to mark 50 anniv. of China-France diplomatic ties

Chinese students dance during a performance in Fontainebleau, outside Paris, France, Feb. 10, 2014.

Tranditional dance in N China's Inner Mongolia for Spring Festival

An actress performs Errenzhuan , a noted art form popular in northeastern China, in Horinger County of Hohhot City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 11, 2014.

People make traditional snack to celebrate upcoming lantern festival

Huang Jingwen (2nd R), a centenarian, makes traditional snack Yuanxiao with staff members of local community in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 11, 2014.

Paper cuts: the Chinese animal zodiac

The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time.

Locals watch cockfight in S China

A cockfighting competition held in Shangsi County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 4, 2014. Cockfight is a traditional activity to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year here.

Residents come to museums to experience traditional culture

Many local residents come to the museum on the fourth day of the seven-day break for Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Foreign students celebrate New Year in China

The ongoing Spring Festival holiday is offering a great chance for overseas students in Beijing to taste China's traditional culture.

Ancient ceremony re-enacted to pray for good year

Performers re-enacted the ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune.

Chinese celebrate lunar new year

Chinese people celebrate Chinese lunar new year.

China celebrates the year of horse

The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, began on January 31 and marked the start of the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Lantern fair opens in Taipei

Photo taken on Feb. 5, 2014 shows the illuminations during a lantern fair in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan.

Changchun holds flower show to celebrate Spring Festival

Many local residents come to the flower show on the second day of the seven-day break for Spring Festival.

Intangible cultural heritages show at temple fair

Intangible cultural heritages like shadow play and paper cutting attracted lots of people to the temple fair on Saturday, the second day of the seven-day break for Spring Festival.

Spring Festival celebration exhibition held in National Art Museum

People look at art works displayed at a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration exhibition in the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The works on show include traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, sculpture and watercolor.

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