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Top 10 Beijing by Andrew Humphreys

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  1. Chinese New Year

    Also known as Spring Festival, Beijing’s favorite holiday is celebrated with a cacophony of fireworks, let off night and day across the city. There are also temple fairs with stilt-walkers, acrobats, and fortune-tellers. Everyone who can heads for their family home, where gifts are exchanged and children are kept quiet with red envelopes stuffed with cash so adults can watch the annual Spring Festival Gala on national television.

    • Three days from the first day of the first moon, usually late Jan or early Feb

    Guardian hung on doors to welcome Chinese New ...

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