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Lantern Festival clashes with Valentine's Day in 2014

An unusual calendar clash sees both St Valentine's Day and China's historic Lantern Festival fall on 14 February in 2014.

Locals preformed traditional dragon dances at the festivals in north and north-east China amid a show of colourful lanterns.

It is expected that many people will want to tie the knot on 14 February as the double festivals might be seen as auspicious, according to a Chinese news agency.

  • 14 Feb 2014
  • From the section Asia
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