Chinese New Year: Unfortunate Caption Fail On BBC News (PICTURE)

01/02/2014 09:49 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 18:59 GMT

Celebrations began Friday in China to welcome the Year of the Horse.

The official seven-day holiday is marked by parades, prayers – and usually pyrotechnics.

But things may have got a bit lost in translation according to one unfortunate caption on BBC News.

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