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Festivals help lighten mood in a slowing economy

By Xinhua ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-02-23 08:04:26

With great verve and passion, Chinese people celebrated Lantern Festival in traditional and trendy ways, despite the gloom of smog and the economic slowdown.

The festival, which fell on Monday this year, marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations. It is the day when people see themselves starting a new life in a new year.

China's cities were festooned with red lanterns on gates, along the streets and in most public places. Folk dances were staged in streets and squares, with lantern shows and fireworks putting a brilliant, dazzling final touch on the celebration.

Festivals help lighten mood in a slowing economy

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