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    Chinese villagers ‘eat’ fireworks to celebrate New Year
    Chinese villagers ‘eat’ fireworks to celebrate New Year
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    Chinese villagers ‘eat’ fireworks to celebrate New Year

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    Zoe Chen
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    These villagers from Fujian, southeast China, "eat" fire to celebrate Lunar New Year. They set off fireworks on the ground and hold themselves over the sparks. 

    They believe it will clean away evil spirits and bring good fortune.

    The centuries-old tradition is known as "eating flowers."

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    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

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