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London Eye glitters in red and gold for Chinese New Year

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-10 11:22
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Traditional Chinese dragon dancers perform in front of the London Eye which is lit up in red to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in London, Britain, Feb. 8, 2024.[Photo provided by Li Ying/Xinhua] 

During Spring Festival celebrations, the London Eye was illuminated in red and gold, traditional colors for Chinese New Year, accompanied by artistic performances including dragon dances.

As part of the Spring Festival celebrations, the London Eye, one of Britain's major landmarks, was illuminated in red and gold on Thursday, the auspicious colors traditionally used for the traditional festival, also known as the Chinese New Year.

In a drizzle, people stopped by the iconic Ferris wheel on the south bank of the River Thames to witness the change of lights for the Spring Festival celebrations.

The lighting-up ceremony, held jointly by the London Chinatown Chinese Association and the London Eye, has been a routine in Chinese New Year celebrations here for several years, said Scott O'Neil, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, the company that owns this attraction. "To have a special year like this, which is the Year of the Dragon, makes it all the more special."

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