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Chinese embrace Spring Festival
New Year celebrations mirror changes in Chinese family life
BEIJING, Feb. 12(Xinhuanet)-- Chinese traditionally stay home with all the four generations of the family to celebrate the LunarNew Year, but the stereotyped lifestyle is making way for diverse modern celebrations in the world's most populous nation, where families are smaller.
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New Year celebrations mirror changes in Chinese family life
Chinese traditionally stay home with all the four generations of the family to celebrate the LunarNew Year, but the stereotyped lifestyle is making way for diverse
Chinese President visits villagers in minority region during Spring Festival
During the Chinese Lunar New Year, President Hu Jintao came to Nahui Village in Guizhou Province, inhabited by people of the Buyi and Miao ethnic groups to send
Throughout Asia, Chinese celebrate New Year with temple visits, family feasts
A holiday calm fell over normally bustling cities Wednesday as ethnic Chinese communities across Asia celebrated the start of the lunar Year of the Rooster with visits
Farmers welcoming Spring Festival with bulging money bags
by Yang Xiaohong, Zhou Jianhong Li Yunlai, a farmer in Xinhe Village of east China's Anhui Province, got up early Sunday morning to take a ride to
Govt spokespersons send New Year greetings to netizens
Twenty-eight spokespersons from 25 ministries and administrations under China's State Council have so far sent their festival greetings to netizens beginning on
Commissioner in Macao sends Chinese New Year greetings
Commissioner of the Foreign Ministry in China's Macao Special Administrative Region(SAR), Wan Yongxiang, on Monday sent out Chinese New Year greetings to Macao
China to celebrate clammy Lunar New Year
Most Chinese people will celebrate a cold and wet Spring Festival, the Chinese Lunar New Year, according to the Chinese Central Meteorological Station Monday.
SMS, phone calls: prime forms to extend good wishes at Spring Festival
Making phone calls and sending mobile phone text messages will be two prime forms for Chinese to express New Year's good wishes at the Spring Festival -- the
Premier's New Year address highlights building harmonious society
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao highlighted Monday the task of building a harmonious society in his address to a gathering in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
State celebration for Spring Festival held in Beijing
China's leaders, including nine members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China(CPC) Central Committee, attended a
HK citizens urged to join city-wide cleaning for Lunar New Year
Hong Kong Director of Home Affairs Pamela Tan Sunday called on the public to join forces with the government in cleaning operation and maintaining environmental
Chinese embrace Spring Festival
BEIJING, Feb. 6 --Although there are still three days until the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, a festive air has already swept across China. People around the country are holding various
Official urges amply supply of foods, goods in Beijing during Spring Festival
Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi calls for guaranteeing amply supplies of food and goods in Beijing during the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year. Vice Premier Wu
CCTV ready for Spring Festival Gala
The long-awaited 2005 CCTV Spring Festival Gala will be watched by millions of people on Tuesday, the eve of the Lunar New Year. But, ahead of the big night, the performers
European tourism operators busy for China's Spring Festival
By Qian Chunxian European tourism operators are busyin anticipation of the approaching China's Spring Festival, the first Chinese Lunar New Year
President Hu visits military camps before Spring Festival
Chinese President Hu Jintao visited two military camps of the airforce and armored force of the Beijing Military Area Command on Wednesday, just a week before the
Colleges urged to prepare New Year's Eve dinners for needy students on campus
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Millions enjoy festival show
A Peking opera actress sings at CCTV's Spring Festival Gala on Lunar New Year eve, Feb 8, 2005. The five-hour show, put on each year since 1983, attracted millions of Chinese
Chinese celebrate New Year
The Year of the Rooster began Wednesday kicking off a week-long Spring Festival holiday, the most important in the Chinese calender. As a tradition, many Chinese went to temples
Indonesian Chinese pray for New Year
Indonesian Chinese pray with joss sticks at Dharma Bhakti temple celebrating the Lunar New Year in Jakarta, Feb. 9, 2005. A holiday calm fell over normally bustling cities
Lion dance for New Year
Chinese dancers perform the lion dance during a ceremony to start the traditional Spring Festival temple fair in front of the Altar of Earth in Beijing February 8, 2005. China
Chinese New Year in Bangkok
Young Thai girls dressed as Chinese Goddesses gather as part of New Year celebrations Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok has a large Chinese community and
Mermaids celebrate New Year
Two girls in mermaid costumes hold a banner which reads "Happy New Year" in Chinese at Blue Zoo Beijing, Feb. 7, 2005.
Kung-fu monks usher in new year in HK
Hong Kong's Festival Walk, a fashion-oriented shopping mall in Kowloon, has invited Shaoling Kung-fu monks to show off their martial arts from February 4th to 6th to entertain Hong Kong
Festival lanterns
A Chinese woman looks at lantern decorations for the upcoming Spring Festival temple fair outside a park in Beijing, February 7, 2005. Red decorations are customarily used by
Embracing Lunar New Year
A Chinese woman looks at lantern decorations for the upcoming Spring Festival temple fair in Beijing February 7, 2005. Red decorations are customarily used by the Chinese to
Chinese Australians celebrate New Year
Alex Lu, four years old, looks through his lion mask after performing a Dragon dance in Sydney, Australia, Feb. 3, 2005, during a launch of a two-week long Chinese new year's festival in
Kitchen God's Festival
Folks carry a portrait of the Kitchen God past a flock of onlookers as a part of the performances for the first Chinese Kitchen God's Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Feb. 1.  
New Year shopping
Customers purchase festival foods in an open market in Lhasa, Tibet, Jan 29, 2005. This year, the Tibetan New Year according to the Tibetan Calendar will fall on Feb 9.

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