Harbin’s Ice-and-Snow Festival Ready to Welcome Chinese New Year

 EPA, BBC

EPA, BBC

Harbin, a major Northern Chinese city, launches the 33rd Ice-and-Snow Festival – the world’s largest annual ice festival, getting ready to welcome the 2017 Chinese New Year. 18 couples also braved the cold to get married at the festival to add the new year joy.

The year’s festival presents large-scale ice palaces, an ice sculpture art expo as well as an ice lantern fair. The ice works are on display around the city at 21 city squares, 32 road sessions, and 56 city locations.  The whole city has been turned into an ice and snow wonderland.

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