Saturday, February 17, 2007

Oink! Happy New Year!

China ushers in year of the pig
People across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year - China's most important festival which is seen as particularly auspicious this year.

The year of the pig is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity. But this time it is a golden pig year, which happens once in six decades.

Vast numbers have been on the move to be with their family for celebrations.

Carnival dragons have been on parade and fireworks have been lighting up the night sky in Beijing and elsewhere.

State TV broadcast images of President Hu Jintao visiting a Chinese family to wish them well.


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