China’s Spring Festival Gala kicked off the New Year on Friday. The week-long holiday starts the celebration of the Year of the Loong or Dragon. Watched by nearly 700 million people, it’s believed to be the world’s most-watched TV program.
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The New Year bell ringing was a poignant moment of reflection, gratitude, and anticipation for the year ahead at the CMG Spring Festival Gala. As the clock struck midnight, the bell tolled to signal the arrival of the Year of the Dragon. #SpringFestival2024… pic.twitter.com/Bw0uGNkafa
— CCTV+ (@CCTV_Plus) February 9, 2024
As we bid farewell to the Year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese lunar calendar, we eagerly anticipate a new era of jubilation as we welcome the #YearoftheDragon. Let us embrace the opportunity for renewal and rejoice in a promising future. Happy #SpringFestival2024💖💖 pic.twitter.com/xW2pcaRboh
— Beautiful China (@PDChinaLife) February 9, 2024