Cultural activities light up Lantern Festival in Zhejiang

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2019-02-19


Potan ancient town in Xianju county, Zhejiang province is decorated with needle-pierced boneless lanterns to celebrate the Lantern Festival on Feb 17. The art of Xianju lantern-making, which is classified as a national intangible cultural heritage, originated in Potan around 1,000 years ago. [Photo/IC]

The Lantern Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It falls on Feb 19 this year.

People in East China's Zhejiang province are holding an assortment of cultural activities to celebrate the traditional festival over the coming days.

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