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Miao people celebrate New Year in Anshun City, SW China

People watch a performance of Miao ethnic group during an annual celebration to wish good luck and a good harvest of the year in Anshun City, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Feb. 26, 2015.

Beijing's temple fairs remain a firm favorite for New Year

Temple fairs, or miaohui, are said to hail back to ancient days.Despite more and more young people turning their back on tradition, temple fairs remain a favorite event during Spring Festival.

Spring Festival around corner, people busy with preparing 'nianhuo'

Local residents are busy with purchasing goods for the coming Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year.

Culture Insider: Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 11 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.

Tibetan New Year prepared in Lhasa

A devotee hangs prayer flags to a pole near the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 11, 2015.

Badachu temple fair rehearsal to celebrate Spring Festival

Performers attend the parade rehearsal of the Spring Festival temple fair held at Badachu Park in Beijing on Feb 9. The Spring Festival celebration at the park will vividly portray the heritage of the century-old temple fair to the public from Feb 19 to 24.

'Long Street Banquet' in Datong ancient town

A festive "Long Street Banquet" is held in Datong ancient town, southwest China's Guizhou province on Feb 8, 2015. The banquet is a local celebration for the Chinese New Year. This year, themed "looking for the unforgettable flavor of New Year", the banquet attracted over a thousand people.

Chinese New Year greetings go worldwide

More than 800 programs of the "Happy Chinese New Year 2015" have so far been staged in 320 cities in 118 countries and regions worldwide, Chinese Minister of Culture, Luo Shugang, said.

Lantern Fair to light up Hong Kong

The Lantern Festival, the first significant feast after Spring Festival that falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, will be celebrated in Hong Kong on March 6.

Shandong Cultural Exchange Festival opens in Taiwan

The Shandong Cultural Exchange Festival opened in the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Jan 29.

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