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  • Clay figurines on display at a temple fair in Hong Kong on February 4. The art is listed as an intangible cultural heritage in Sichuan Province
  • A folk artist in Fucheng County, Hebei Province, shows a rooster-themed papercut at a local workshop on January 17
  • An artisan displays a woodblock print at a studio in Wuqiang County, Hebei Province, on January 26. Wuqiang is known as the home of woodblock Chinese New Year prints
  • Folk artist Jia Shujuan makes palm-plaited roosters in Luoyang, Henan Province, on January 15
  • People buy decorations for the Spring Festival in Aral City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on January 26
  • The 31st Qinhuai Lantern Fair in the Baoen Temple Heritage Park in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, displays over 140 sets of colored lanterns from January 28 to February 14
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Edited by Lu Yan, photos by Xinhua

This year, the Spring Festival fell on January 28, the first day of the Chinese Year of the Rooster. It was the most important occasion for family reunions and celebrations, continuing for over a week.

Folk artists across the country create handicrafts as part of New Year celebrations.

Copyedited by Sudeshna Sarkar

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