Fish-shaped lantern parade in Pujiang
People from the county of Pujiang hold various fish-shaped lanterns on Feb 9. [Photo by Xu Yu/Xinhua]
More than one hundred fish-shaped lanterns were carried by villagers in Qunan village, Zhejiang province on Feb 9 in a parade celebrating the Lantern Festival. The fish-shaped lantern show, a local folk custom, is an old tradition in the county of Pujiang where Qunan village resides.
Led by a lantern featuring a dragon's head and fishtail, the parade brought a festive atmosphere to every corner of Qunan village. On the tips of bamboo stems, fish mouths and tails wiggled with the pace of their holders.
As of January 2017, the fish-shaped lantern parade has been included on the list of Zhejiang's Intangible Cultural Heritages.