China marked arrival of the Year of the Horse

Jan 31, 2014 16:49 IST

31 January 2014: Chinese Lunar New Year

China on 31 January 2014 marked the arrival of its Year of the Horse, which is celebrated across the world by Chinese people. This is the Chinese Lunar New Year is the only traditional day of holiday for the people of China. The Chinese Lunar New Year is also the largest annual mass migration on the earth as hundreds of millions of people of China head back to their home towns to spend the festival with their families.

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A call for ethnic harmony among the people living in China was issued by Xi Jingping, the President of China on this day to mark the greetings to the people in his Lunar New Year. This day is marked by riotous displays of fireworks, which is thought by people that it scares off the evil spirits and brings good luck in return.

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