Lunar New Year in China: How the holiday is celebrated

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Updated: 2017-01-29 12:36:30

Local dance performances are one way of celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, in Southwest China's Yunnan province, Jan 29, 2017. [Photo by Zhang Chunyan/chinadaily.com.cn]

Tourists make their way through the crowds at a temple fair in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, Jan 28, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Lanterns are lit up in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, in Southwest China's Yunnan province, Jan 29, 2017. Yellow lanterns form the Chinese character that means “happiness”. [Photo by Zhang Chunyan/chinadaily.com.cn]

People perform a fire dragon dance in a shower of molten iron which sparks like fireworks in Beijing, Jan 28, 2017. The performance was held to celebrate Chinese lunar new year which falls on Jan 28. [Photo/IC]

Celebration fireworks lighten up the night sky in Southwest China's Yunnan province, Jan 28, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Local dance performances are one way of celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, in Southwest China's Yunnan province, Jan 29, 2017. [Photo by Zhang Chunyan/chinadaily.com.cn]

Fireworks explode in the air of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous regions, Jan 28, 2017. [Photo/IC]

A green belt along a street in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, is alluminated during the Spring Festival on Jan 28, 2017. [Photo/IC]

Performers turn a wheel spinning molten iron to create sparks at the Great Wall Iron Sparks show in Yanqing county on the outskirts of Beijing, Saturday, Jan 28, 2017. An ancient craft that can be traced back several hundred years, the company is trying to revive the practice of throwing the molten iron and using the Lunar New Year period to showcase their latest choreography. Chinese character in center reads "Great Wall Iron Sparks". [Photo/IC]

People swim in Tianjing Lake in Tongling, East China's Anhui province, Jan 28, 2017. On the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, people enjoy themselves through various ways around China.[Photo/Xinhua]

People participate in a tug of war game in Zhengda town of Songtao Miao autonomous county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

A boy plays at a ski resort in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, Jan 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

A family read books at a bookstore in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, Jan 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

People visit an aquarium in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Jan 28, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

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