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Telegraph.co.uk | Feb 10
Millions of people around the world are celebrating the first day of the Lunar New Year in traditional Chinese style, with firecrackers, dances and...
Fireworks and firecrackers are a big part of Chinese New Year celebrations. But many cities in China are banning or restricting their use because of safety concerns. Last year, one Beijing hospital saw almost 200 patients, just for eye injuries. But CCTV tells us the bans are sparking controversy.
The Year of the Dragon commenced with a loud bang of firecrackers. As the clock strikes midnight, thousands of explosions can be heard across the city.
It's time for the new year. I'm so happy to set off firecrackers to celebrate the new year.
Fireworks erupt in the darkness to enlighten the sky. This tradition dates back to ancient times. Back then, people believed that firecrackers would ward off evil spirits. Fireworks and firecrackers have been on sale for days now. Sales are well-regulated here. On the first day, there's a big rush to the store.
Every year, I will buy some fireworks. It's a familiar sight to see fireworks on New Year's Day.
This year, new, exciting products are available. And for the children, it's the moment they have been waiting for all year.
I came to buy these fireworks yesterday, but I was told it wouldn't be sold until this morning. I woke up this morning, and the only word in my mind was firecrackers.
So all the night, the deafening sound of firecrackers will resonate across the capital and the colorful explosions will light up the sky. The celebrations should last 15 days, ending with the Lantern Festival. The New Year's Eve marks the beginning of the Chinese Year of Dragon. To welcome the new year, people will light up fireworks and firecrackers all through the night. Hope this will bring joy and happiness to more families and friends. Happy New Year!