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People around China celebrate Lunar New Year

2010-02-14 16:19 BJT

Special Report: 2010 Spring Festival |

From north to south, people around China are revelling in the festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year. Watching the CCTV evening gala, setting up fireworks and having a family reunion dinner were key words on that special night.

From north to south, people around China are revelling in the festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year. Watching the CCTV evening gala, setting up fireworks and having a family reunion dinner were key words on that special night.
From north to south, people around China are revelling in the festive atmosphere of
the Lunar New Year. Watching the CCTV evening gala, setting up fireworks and having
a family reunion dinner were key words on that special night.

The new year was welcomed with a bang....

It was midnight, but the sky was lit up like daytime.

Family reunion dinners are a must on the special night, when all the loved ones came together, toasting to each other with the best wishes.

And, a tradition lasting more than two decades----the CCTV evening gala, where a galaxy of performers were showing their talents. Famous comedian Zhao Benshan co-stared with his students; pop diva Faye Wong staged her comeback show; and the "Little Tiger" group revived many audiences' memories.

The auspicious atmosphere was spread all around China.

In Altay city of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Kazak herdsman Tursun is enjoying a family get-together. The 73-year-old grandpa only knew simple Chinese, but his grandchildren can help him understand the show.

This Tibetan family in Lhasa are celebrating both the Spring Festival and moving into their new home. The gathering featured traditional Tibetan food and dancing. Unlike their parents, the younger generation in the family prefer pop music.

Daughter in the Family, said, "I like Wang Leehom's performance. The lyrics of his song on the gala means solidarity and mutual respect."

Fujian province is where many Taiwan residents came to spend the Spring Festival. Different from eating dumplings as people in northern China do, this Taiwan family eat Niangao, which means making progress in the new year. Asking what 's their favourate show of the evening gala, they choose the Little Tiger group.

Daughter in the Family, said, "I like the little tiger group. They came from Taiwan to the mainland just like us. They remind me of my dreams when I was a student."

Editor: Du Xiaodan | Source: CCTV.com