Live: How to make traditional Chinese handicrafts on Valentine’s Day

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    Have you figured out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? This Valentine’s Day, join our host Tianran in Gubei Water Town on the outskirts of Beijing, where he’s learning how to make essential handicrafts like paper-cutting decorations and red lanterns for the Chinese New Year.

    In the past, lanterns were used to light the way and drive off bad luck, while paper-cutting is a folk art form that’s been around for at least 1,500 years. Join us live to make these special DIY gifts for Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. #SpringFestival2021

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