China celebrates spring with the annual peony festival

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LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: A general view peony plantation during the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Tourists visit peony plantation during the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.) Tourists view Buddhist sculptures at Longmen Grottoes on April 10, 2016 in the outskirts of Luoyang of Henan Province, China. Longmen Grottoes comprises more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch, containing the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Tourists view Buddhist sculptures at Longmen Grottoes on April 10, 2016 in the outskirts of Luoyang of Henan Province, China. Longmen Grottoes comprises more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch, containing the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Tourists view Buddhist sculptures at Longmen Grottoes on April 10, 2016 in the outskirts of Luoyang of Henan Province, China. Longmen Grottoes comprises more than 2,300 caves and niches carved into the steep limestone cliffs over a 1km long stretch, containing the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (316-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving. In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCO World Heritage List. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: The city wall is illuminated during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: A general view as fireworks light up the sky for the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: Dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - APRIL 10: A general view as fireworks light up the sky for the Opening Ceremony of the 34th China Luoyang Peony Festival on April 10, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province, China. Luoyang is the 'hometown of Chinese Peony' and 'Chinese peony flowers' Peony cultivation history dating back over 1,500 years. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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Tourists flocked to Luoyang, China, over the weekend to celebrate spring and the arrival of the peony, China's national flower. The annual peony festival is celebrating its 34th year.

Various kinds of flowers bloom in the Luoyang National Peony Garden, which is one of the oldest in the nation.

People were treated with a phenomenal floral display, fireworks and various performances. It was certainly a day many will never forget. Check out the stunning pictures of stunning scene above.

See another fun seasonal festival in China:

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