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CLIP 6246

China celebrates the Year of the Ox

China celebrates the Year of the Ox
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Key Info
  • China celebrates the Year of the Ox
  • Duration: 00:55
  • China has greeted the new Lunar year with celebrations across the country. To mark the Year of the Ox, crowds descend on temples and pray for good luck using coins and burning incense sticks. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 26 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Celebrations and Festivals

  • Keywords: festivals, China, Year of the Ox, zodiac, crowds, places of worship, temple, incense, Buddhism, Taoism
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can be used to compare and contrast festivals and celebrations in different cultures and religions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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