Photos: China celebrates New Year’s Eve

Chinese Culture

Fireworks at Ice and Snow World 2016 in Harbin

People across China welcomed the New Year in their own unique ways.

Fireworks at Ice and Snow World 2016 in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. People gathered to capture the moment.

A light show for the 2016 countdown on West Lake Plaza, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Young people made a “2016” sign by waving their mobile phones and capturing the moment on their cameras.

Farmers in Wuyuan county, Jiangxi Province made a “2016” sign out of food crops, with a money in between to welcome the Chinese Year of Monkey.

Scuba divers from an aquarium in Yantai, Shandong Province sang under water with a banner reading “Hello! 2016”.

Students from a high school in Shanghai made a pattern of “Hello! 2016”.