Time to paint the nation red for festive fun

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People in different provinces across China have different Spring Festival traditions. Let's go and have a look at just a few...
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Chinese New Year, or the Year of the Dog, falls next Friday, with the weeklong Spring Festival holiday running from Thursday until February 21. The whole nation is now in the same holiday mood, but people in different provinces have different festival traditions. 

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Anhui: Workers are busy making paper lanterns for the holiday in the capital city of Hefei. 

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Hong Kong: Residents are attracted by a Spring Festival-themed installation made of Lego. 

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Hebei: Residents in Cangxian County perform the lion dance, a traditional Chinese New Year celebration. 

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Shaanxi: Folk artists play the suona, or double-reed horn, in Xi’an. 

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Zhejiang: Passengers pose for photos with the Chinese character fu, which means fortune, before leaving Hangzhou for their hometown of Chongqing.

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Shandong: A woman dries newly made traditional Chinese New Year paintings in a village in Weifang City.

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Henan: A lantern festival is held in Sanmenxia to celebrate the coming Spring Festival. 

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Shanxi: A woman in Wanrong County decorates a traditional Spring Festival bun. 

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Shanghai: Customers purchase snacks and sweets for the coming holiday. 

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Shanghai: Shanghai Disneyland stages special performances for the coming Spring Festival. 

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Guizhou: Young women dressed in Miao ethnic costumes walk under red lanterns in Danzhai County. 

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