Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chinese New Year

New Year 2008 - Beijing

The National Stage, also known under the name of "Bird's nest", was illuminated to celebrate the New Chinese Lunar year in Beijing. The construction of the stage started in 2003 and should be completed by the end of March. The Bird's nest will host the fence opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games 2008, athletics and football.

I controlled the progress of this construction in August 2007. Everything seemed to go according to plans...:-)

New Year 2008 - Lhasa, Tibet

Lunar New Year's day and the Tibetan New Year fall on the same day this year, i.e. on February 7, 2008.

Learn more about the history of the Tibetan New Year.

Thanks to pauljc for finding the Tibet link.

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