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Traditional activities held to welcome Chinese Lunar New Year

Local residents participated in a series of traditional activities here Thursday, to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 16 this year.

 

Children watch villagers making rice cakes in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Spring Festival wishes written and formed by grains are seen in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018.(Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Folk artists perform traditional shadow puppetry in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Spring Festival lanterns and purchases are seen in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018.(Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Villagers make rice cakes in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Villagers watch traditional shadow puppetry in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Children watch colored rice cakes in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Children watch colored rice cakes in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Villagers make rice cakes in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Spring Festival wishes written and formed by grains are seen in Hexidai Village in Tangqi Township, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Feb. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)