The opening day of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, February 4, 2022, coincides with the Chinese Spring Festival, which features joy and jubilation, and the day also marks the "Beginning of Spring", one of the 24 traditional solar terms in China.
When the Winter Olympics meets the Spring Festival, what interesting things can happen? Let’s enjoy this sports gala immersed in the new year atmosphere!
During the Spring Festival, the activity of "having a lamp grabbing race to welcome the Winter Olympics" was held in Alasu Village, Zhaobishan Township, Mulei Kazak Autonomous County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang, and the horse riders were taking the lead to march into the future. The people of all ethnic groups performed the ancient folk art of Shehuo to welcome the New Year and the Winter Olympics in great jubilation and vigor, staging dragon dance on Bosten Lake while the crystal “ice flowers” blooming on Sayram Lake......
In this Spring Festival, whether to go outside to experience ice and snow sports, or enjoy the Winter Olympic Games at home, people in the north and south of Tianshan are feeling the fever of ice and snow everywhere ignited by the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games in the strong new year’s atmosphere.
Race the horses and march into the future
Photo taken on January 31, 2022 shows the activity of "having a lamb grabbing race to welcome the Winter Olympics" in Alasu Village, Zhaobishan Township, Mulei Kazak Autonomous County, Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang. The rich and colorful winter recreational sports activities created a strong atmosphere for welcoming the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Photo by Li Rui)
Singing and dancing to celebrate the Spring Festival of the Year of the Tiger
Photo taken on February 1, 2022 shows the activity themed on “Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the performance of the ancient folk art of Shehuo” in Lopu County, Hotan Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang, people of all ethnic groups savor the happiness of the new year together. (Photo by Mamatali Anwaer)
The Spring Festival Gala on the train
Photo taken on January 31, 2022 shows passengers and stewardesses sing Song of Motherland together. On that day, the stewardesses and passengers jointly held a "Spring Festival Gala" on the train to celebrate the new year. (Photo by Zou Yi)
Ride camels in the sand sea
Aerial photo taken on February 2, 2022 shows tourists ride camels at the Desert Gate scenic spot in Alar City, on the northern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, northwest China's Xinjiang. During the Spring Festival, this scenic spot launched many projects, such as camel riding, ice and snow tour and others to attract tourists to visit and enjoy the holiday. (Photo by Wang Zhiqing)
Skiing at Songshutang
Photo taken on February 3, 2022 shows tourists take cable cars to ski at Songshutang Ski Resort in Hami City, northwest China’s Xinjiang. The local rich ice and snow resources attract many tourists to ski, celebrating the Spring Festival and welcoming the Winter Olympics. (Photo by Cai Zengle)
Dragon dance performance in the snow
Aerial photo taken on February 4, 2022 shows tourists watch dragon dance performance at Dahekou scenic spot in Bosten Lake, Bohu County, Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang. During the Spring Festival holiday, Bohu County carried out a series of activities themed on "welcome the Winter Olympics, enjoy the ice and snow tourism", including dragon and lion dance, the ancient folk art of Shehuo performance, ice sculpture viewing and other colorful cultural and sports activities, attracting many tourists to experience the New Year customs and enjoy the holiday time. (Photo by Cho Hura)
The “ice flowers” bloom on Sayram Lake
Photo taken on February 5, 2022 shows tourists play at Sayram Lake scenic spot in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang. During the Spring Festival, tourists appreciated snow and ice sculptures, experienced ice and snow activities such as ice sledging, snowmobile riding to enjoy the Spring Festival holiday and cheer for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. (Photo by Yusup Aini)
Shiliuyun reporter visiting the 2022 Beijing Media Center
Photo taken on February 4, 2022 shows journalists and staff watch the live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the 2022 Beijing Media Center. While watching the live broadcast of the opening ceremony, reporters still do not forget to collect the news materials they need.
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