Fire dragons and ice skaters were the order of the day as millions of Chinese continued to celebrate the Lunar New Year across the country on Wednesday.

Fire dragons are normally more than 70 metres long with their body divided into 32 segments. Each one of them would be stuffed with straw and incense sticks.

Dragons are considered extremely auspicious and in ancient times, the symbol was reserved for Chinese emperors.

The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, began on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Take a look at the fire dragon dance and other traditional art forms during the Chinese New Year celebrations: