In pics: Tai'an glistens in red to welcome Spring Festival
The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival, falls on Feb 1 this year, which is just around the corner.
Tai'an city in East China's Shandong province is ready to bring it with decorations and celebratory events.
Red lanterns are hung up along the streets of Tai'an, East China's Shandong province to welcome the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 1 this year. Red lanterns are considered to symbolize family reunion, happiness, and prosperity. [Photo/IC]
An inheritor of traditional Chinese paper-cutting art in Tai'an, East China's Shandong province showcases a piece of tiger-themed window paper-cutting artwork to welcome the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese zodiac. [Photo/IC]
The vivid tiger-themed paper-cutting artwork is a popular decoration during the Year of the Tiger. According to Chinese tradition, the tiger is a lucky animal and it symbolizes strength and courage. [Photo/IC]
A photo taken on Jan 17 at Tai'an Railway Station shows calligraphers are writing Spring Festival couplets for travelers. [Photo/IC]
Decorations with the Chinese character "fu", which means luck, blessings, happiness and good fortune, are hot-selling items in the market during the Spring Festival. [Photo/Dazhong News]