PHOTOS Lantern festivals held across China to greet the new year

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Lantern festivals held across China to greet the new year

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12:20, December 30, 2018

Cities across China have put up dazzling lanterns to welcome the New Year, a traditional way to also celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. /VCG Photo

2019 is the year of the twelfth of all Chinese zodiac animals, the pig, which, in Chinese culture, is a symbol of fun, fortune and wealth. /VCG Photo

A pig-shaped lantern holds traditional spring couplets with wishes of progress and prosperity in Dalian in China’s northeastern Liaoning Province. /VCG Photo

Integrating traditional handcraft skill and new lighting technology, yellow-paper emoji lanterns appear at the “Magic Light Festival” at an amusement park in Beijing. /VCG Photo

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