In central Beijing Tiananmen Square yesterday was colourful show, which celebrated the entry of China in the past the year. Celebrations also took place in many other cities and provinces of China.
Thousands of Beijing residents gathered at the square where exactly at 8:00 pm, eight minutes and eight seconds on the clock local time on the electronic scoreboard, due to the entrance to the National Museum of China, told that before long the opening of the 2008 Olympics remain exactly a year .
Start time celebration is not a coincidence. Number eight, according to traditional Chinese numeral, symbolizing luck and prosperity. That is why the opening ceremony of the Games will be held at 8 pm on August 8, 2008 at the main Olympic stadium Beijing "Avian nest."