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More than 600,000 take to Taiping Bridge for prayers

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Yesterday morning , more than 600,000 people, including Xu Haifeng, China’s first Olympic gold medalist, took to the Taiping Bridge to pray for the New Year. Since the Eastern Han Dynasty, the people’s spontaneous formation of “Peace on the 16th day of the first lunar month” has been a traditional practice of praying for happiness, health, peace and prosperity for the people of Quanjiao County . To date, with more than 2000 years of history, this has become the largest folk-custom activity in the county, attended by hundreds of thousands of people. This year ,people came in early from all over the country hoping to usher in the New Year in the peace.