China celebrates 5th day of Lunar New Year

2010-02-19 09:22 BJT

Special Report: 2010 Spring Festival |

Activities have been held throughout China to celebrate the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or "Po Wu".

In northern China, people eat dumplings on the morning of Po Wu. Nuts or candies are put in the fillings of some dumplings, and many believe whoever eats them will have good fortune for the year.

For the Miao ethnic groups in southern Hunan Province, the lion represents good luck. Local people hold lion dancing activities on the fifth day. This is also the birthday of the Chinese god of wealth.

Businesses traditionally re-open on Po Wu, and many shop owners and business people shoot off fireworks to ensure good fortune for the new year.

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