The Chinese New Year’s parade in Haikou, Hainan Island, in the South China Sea off the coast of Guangdong Province. Masked old men lead a dragon who dances to scare away last year’s ghosts. The lunar new year falls at the end of January or in February, but Hainan’s sub-tropical climate makes it feel like a summer holiday. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The island province of Hainan is slightly smaller

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:19-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Geography, Region|Comments Off on Hainan Province (Hǎinán Shěng 海南省)|Hǎinán Shěng 海南省 (Hainan Province)

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