Are you ready to learn about “The Red Dragon”? That’s one of China’s many nicknames. To many Chinese people, the dragon is a symbol of strength and good luck.
China is a country in Asia, and it has the world’s largest population. Around 1.4 billion people live there. That’s about four times the number of people in the United States!
Civilization in China goes back thousands of years. Festivals help keep the country’s old—and new—traditions alive. One event is the Harbin Ice Festival. The festival began in 1963 and has grown every year since. Today visitors can see life-sized castles, six-story towers, and sculptures of creatures like dragons—all made of snow and ice!
Keep reading to learn more about this incredible nation.