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Temple fairs held to celebrate Spring Festival

2009-01-27 13:40:42 GMT2009-01-27 21:40:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese folk artists perform at a temple fair on the first day of the traditional Lunar New Year holidays in Huaibei, east China's Anhui Province, Jan. 26, 2009. Tens of millions of Chinese celebrated the holidays with temple fairs, fireworks and family reunions.

Photo taken on Jan. 26, 2009 shows candy artworks displayed at a temple fair at Xiaoyan Pagoda in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. A traditional temple fair held here Monday attracted many people to come to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.(Xinhua/Chen Gang)

A father holds his baby in having fun with the ice chute-the-chute during a funny rollick for a cheerful Spring Festival, at the Resort of Guangyou Temple, in Liaoyang City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 26, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

People perform acrobatic lion dances at a traditional Chinese temple fair to celebrate the Spring Festival in Kaifeng, central China's Henan province, Jan. 26, 2009.(Xinhua/Li Junsheng)

People walk on a road decorated with colourful lanterns during a temple fair at Xiaoyan Pagoda in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 26, 2009. A traditional temple fair held here Monday attracted many people to come to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.(Xinhua/Chen Gang)

Traditional temple fairs attracted many people to come to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.

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