In pics: Lin-gang glows in red to welcome Spring Festival
The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, falls on Feb 1 this year, which is just around the corner.
The Lin-gang Special Area in East China's Shanghai city has risen to the occasion, bringing in heaps of rich red decorations and arranging a host of celebratory events to be held.
Red lanterns are strung along the streets of the Lin-gang Special Area in Shanghai to welcome the upcoming Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 1. Red lanterns are considered to symbolize family reunions, happiness and prosperity. [Photo/WeChat account: lgqyfwj]
A photo shows how a calligrapher writes Spring Festival couplets. [Photo/WeChat account: lgqyfwj]
Decorations with the Chinese character "fu" – meaning luck, blessings, happiness and good fortune – are hot-selling items in the markets during the Spring Festival. [Photo/WeChat account: lgqyfwj]
Tiger-themed decorations at Startstreet in the Lin-gang Special Area are ready to welcome in the Year of the Tiger. [Photo/WeChat account: lgqyfwj]