China building the world's largest carp for major festival

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HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HARBIN, CHINA - DECEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) World's largest 40-meter-long steel carp with the height of 13 meters and the width of 10 meters is seen on December 4, 2014 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province of China. World's largest steel carp was built at Harbin ice and snow world on Thursday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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By RYAN GORMAN

China is building the world's largest carp.

Workers are busily constructing the giant steel fish in advance of the 2015 Harbin Ice and Snow World festival, in the northern city of Harbin, which begins December 23.

The 40-meter-long, 10-meter-wide and 13-meter-tall steel fish is attempt to set a Guinness World Record, according to organizers. It will have an ice slide for festival attendees.

The 16th annual Harbin Ice and Snow World is one of many winter-themed festivals in the northern city that crowd around the New Year.

It features dazzling ice sculptures lit up at night that tower as large as surrounding buildings. Organizers refer to them as an "ice and snow Disneyland world of fairy tales."

Other events surrounding the iconic festival include multiple snow sculpture competitions, an ice lantern art fair, winter swimming games, a group wedding, skiing festival and New Year's Eve concert.

Revelers may also be in a celebratory mood because China just passed the U.S. to claim the title of world's largest economy.

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