Chinese Lunar New year: Most important festival for all Chinese

2018-02-06 03:42:58 GMT2018-02-06 11:42:58(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
File photo taken on Jan. 30, 2009 shows villagers performing Shehuo in Daijia Village of Changning Town in Datong County, northwest China's Qinghai Province. The performance of Shehuo can be traced back to ancient rituals to worship the earth, which they believe could bring good harvests and fortunes in return. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Ren Xiaogang) File photo taken on Jan. 30, 2009 shows villagers performing Shehuo in Daijia Village of Changning Town in Datong County, northwest China's Qinghai Province. The performance of Shehuo can be traced back to ancient rituals to worship the earth, which they believe could bring good harvests and fortunes in return. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Ren Xiaogang)
File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2009 shows people taking part in a traditional parade in Shangli Ancient Town of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Chen Xie) File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2009 shows people taking part in a traditional parade in Shangli Ancient Town of Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Chen Xie)
File photo taken on Jan. 27, 2016 shows villagers performing folk art in Yuanzhuang Village of Qiaoxi District in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Hao Yaxin) File photo taken on Jan. 27, 2016 shows villagers performing folk art in Yuanzhuang Village of Qiaoxi District in Xingtai City, north China's Hebei Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Hao Yaxin)
File photo taken on Feb. 2, 2008 shows people rehearsing Taiping Drum Dance to greet the Spring Festival in Huojiawan Village, northwest China's Gansu Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao) File photo taken on Feb. 2, 2008 shows people rehearsing Taiping Drum Dance to greet the Spring Festival in Huojiawan Village, northwest China's Gansu Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Han Chuanhao)
File photo taken on Feb. 6, 2003 shows a folk art troupe performing in Minjian Village of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Li Xin) File photo taken on Feb. 6, 2003 shows a folk art troupe performing in Minjian Village of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
File photo taken in January 1992 shows folk artists exercising stilts in Linquan County of east China's Anhui Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Chen Fei) File photo taken in January 1992 shows folk artists exercising stilts in Linquan County of east China's Anhui Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
File photo taken in February 1991 shows an elder performing folk art in Duandian Village of Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Li Jin) File photo taken in February 1991 shows an elder performing folk art in Duandian Village of Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Li Jin)
File photo taken in January 1986 shows women performing with instruments to greet the Spring Festival in Yunwei Village of Hanjiang District in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Gu Xinsheng) File photo taken in January 1986 shows women performing with instruments to greet the Spring Festival in Yunwei Village of Hanjiang District in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Gu Xinsheng)
File photo taken in February 1985 shows villagers performing festive lanterns in Duandian Village of Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Li Jin) File photo taken in February 1985 shows villagers performing festive lanterns in Duandian Village of Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Li Jin)
File photo taken in February 1985 shows a festive lantern troupe performing before the Spring Festival in Luokou Village of Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Shi Panqi) File photo taken in February 1985 shows a festive lantern troupe performing before the Spring Festival in Luokou Village of Jinan City, east China's Shandong Province. In Chinese villages, people have their distinctive ways to celebrate the Spring Festival. Simple but joyful, the celebrations bring them gratification and happiness. Spring festival, or better known as Chinese Lunar New year, is the most important festival for all Chinese, which has a history of more than 4,000 years. It is an occasion for home returning, New Year goods preparing, celebrating, and foremost, family reunion. (Xinhua/Shi Panqi)
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