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One great celebration with different aspects

Updated: 2021-02-07 09:56 ( China Daily )
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Landscape lighting staff debug the red lanterns on Chang'an Avenue, Beijing, Jan 29. With the last Chinese knot being hung high on the edge of the Xinxing Bridge, the layout mission is completed. The red lanterns and Chinese knots will light up Chang'an Avenue during the Spring Festival.  [Photo by HAN JING/FOR CHINA DAILY]

The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb 12, is an important occasion for family reunions. The holiday normally marks the largest movement of humans on the planet, but, in light of COVID-19, fewer people will be hitting the road to prevent its further spread. There has been a call for people to celebrate the festival in the places where they are, and avoid cross-region travel.

However, it does not mean the festive spirit will be toned down. The Lunar New Year atmosphere is evident across the country. Traditional costumes will be worn and lucky draws held. Chang'an Avenue in Beijing and its surrounding areas have been decorated with lanterns to enhance the festive atmosphere. Landscape and stage decorations of Chang'an Avenues has already become a routine for many years. Electronic lanterns hanging on the avenue each weigh more than 20 kilograms and the Chinese knot lantern is heavier, about 30 kilograms. It takes four people to complete the installation of a lantern.

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