Photo of the day – Costumed Celebrants, China
January 18, 2008
Costumed Celebrants, China, 2002
Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita
Celebrants clad mostly in red, the color of luck and longevity, await transport to a Chinese New Year festival in a Chinese town. The color red is believed to ward off evil spirits, and its use is prevalent throughout Chinese culture.
(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Chasing the Great Wall,” January 2003, National Geographic magazine)
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