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China's most important holiday, the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.
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Chinese food vendors sell pineapples filled with red rice at a temple fair during the Spring Festival holiday in Beijing on February 12, 2013. Although Chinese traditionally celebrate the start of a new lunar year during the annual Spring Festival, the holiday serves more of an occasion to refresh family bonds. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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