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Birthday of "God of Wealth" celebrated

2010-02-18 17:39:51 GMT2010-02-19 01:39:51 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A performer acts as an avatar of the "God of Wealth" in Chinese mythology on a ancient stage at the Shantang Street in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 18, 2010. A folk performance was held here to celebrate the birthday of the "God of Wealth", which is traditionally believed to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year and fell on Feb. 18 this year. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

A performer acts as an avatar of the "God of Wealth" in Chinese mythology on an ancient stage at the Shantang Street in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 18, 2010. A folk performance was held here to celebrate the birthday of the "God of Wealth", which is traditionally believed to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year and fell on Feb. 18 this year. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

A performer acts as an avatar of the "God of Wealth" in Chinese mythology on an ancient stage at the Shantang Street in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 18, 2010. A folk performance was held here to celebrate the birthday of the "God of Wealth", which is traditionally believed to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year and fell on Feb. 18 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Jianzhong)

People gather at Guiyuan Temple to worship the "God of Wealth" in Chinese mythology in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 17, 2010. Some 550-thousand people came here to pray for fortune between late Feb. 17 and early Feb. 18, on the birthday of the "God of Wealth", which is traditionally believed to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year and fell on Feb. 18 this year. (Xinhua)

A folk performance was held to celebrate the birthday of the "God of Wealth", which is traditionally believed to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year and fell on Feb. 18 this year, at the Shantang Street in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 18, 2010.

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