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Balancing the start of spring is no yoke

2012-03-20 07:14:56 GMT2012-03-20 15:14:56(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Children balance eggs in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, March 20, 2012, to mark start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese. The Chinese tradition of balancing eggs on the day of the vernal equinox is said to be 4,000 years old. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Children balance eggs in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, March 20, 2012, to mark start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Children balance eggs in Ganyu county, East China's Jiangsu province, March 20, 2012, to mark the start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

A boy balances eggs in Ganyu county, East China's Jiangsu province, March 20, 2012, to mark the start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Children and their teachers balance eggs in Zaozhuang city, East China's Shandong province, March 20, 2012, to mark the start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Children balance eggs in Zaozhuang city, East China's Shandong province, March 20, 2012, to mark the start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Children balance eggs in Zhuji, Zhejiang province, March 20, 2012, to mark start of spring, or Chunfen in Chinese.

The Chinese tradition of balancing eggs on the day of the vernal equinox is said to be 4,000 years old.

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