Chinese astronauts celebrated the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, which is one of the most important folk celebrations in China and represents a public occasion celebrated by all Chinese. Celebrations on this occasion continue for two weeks in February this year, including street celebrations, as Chinese communities around the world celebrate it..
And the celebration was not limited to the Chinese on the surface of the earth, but extended to space, as a video clip published by the Chinese newspaper “The People” showed, as it appeared in The video clip is Chinese astronauts celebrating the occasion similar to the celebrations held by the Chinese on Earth, but inside their spacecraft, according to the Russian Sputnik agency.
Space life is equally fun! This February, #Shenzhou13 crew enjoyed a wonderful #SpringFestival holiday in China’s space station with the same festive decorations as well as live broadcasts of #Beijing2022 Winter Games. pic.twitter.com/6DhJiboLBS
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) February 16, 2022
Spring Festival celebrations in space
On the other hand, Shanghai received nearly 11 million visitors in the Lunar New Year celebrations in China’s states early this month, as it reaped more than 17.7 billion yuan, equivalent to 2.8 billion US dollars in revenue during this year’s Spring Festival holiday, according to the report. The website of the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.
During the seven-day national holiday, Shanghai held about 500 cultural and tourism activities related to intangible cultural heritage, and visitors participated in various festive activities held in old towns, museums, art galleries and other tourist areas, said the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism.
Meanwhile, online exhibitions and performances, hosted by local museums, art galleries and other public cultural venues, attracted more than 3.2 million viewers and participants.
People also learned interesting facts about feline animals, such as tigers, in an online exhibition set up by the Shanghai Museum of Natural History. The Chinese Lunar New Year, which began on February 1, coincides with the Year of the Tiger, according to the traditional Chinese animal zodiac culture.
The Spring Festival holiday brought booming consumption growth in Shanghai, with the average occupancy rate of Shanghai hotels during the holiday reaching 40 percent, up 5 percent from the previous Chinese Spring Festival holiday.
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