Tue, January 27, 2009
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Nation immersed in festival celebration

2009-01-27 09:44:25 GMT2009-01-27 17:44:25 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Fishermen decorate their boats with national flags and Spring Festival scrolls in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ganyu county, east China's Jiangsu province, Monday January 26, 2009. Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival that calls for family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.[Xinhua]

Qiang minority people wearing traditional costumes dance in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in the quake-hit county of Leigu, southwest China's Sichuan province Monday January 26, 2009. Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival that calls for family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.[Xinhua]

Sideshow wrestlers perform at a temple fair celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year in the city of Wuhu, east China's Anhui province Monday January 26, 2009. Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival that calls for family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.[Xinhua]

A girl visits a wintersweet garden in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in the city of Wuhan, central China's Hubei province Monday January 26, 2009. Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival that calls for family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.[Xinhua]

People wearing minority costumes pose for photographs in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in the city of Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province Monday January 26, 2009. Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival that calls for family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.[Xinhua]

Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival that calls for family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.

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