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The Biggest Ice And Snow Festival In The World


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The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held in China since 1963.

The festival includes many interesting activities, such as ice and snow carnivals, international ice sculpture competitions, ice lantern shows, ice-sailing, sledging, ice football, speed skating, cross-field skiing and wedding ceremonies on ice.

The festival begins on January 5 and lasts one month.

lantern: a lamp with a transparent case.
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