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Celebrations held across China to greet Lantern Festival

Thursday 01/March/2018 - 10:10 PM
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
Various celebrations have been held across China to greet the Lantern Festival which falls on Friday، Reuters reported.

In Tongzi County of southwest China's Guizhou province، the celebrations culminated in a fire dragon performance on Wednesday night.

The Fish Lantern Festival is a variation of the traditional Lantern Festival، which falls on Friday. Chinese make lanterns and eat glutinous rice balls، which represent reunion، on this day، the first full moon of a new lunar year.

In Shanhouchujia، Chu Naiyu's family began celebrating early on Wednesday. In the afternoon، the sacrifices were loaded on vans. Chu held colorful flags، while other men in the family beat gongs and drums. The motley crew of villagers were accompanied by dragon dancers، as well as tourists. The loud sounds of firecrackers added to the festivity.

According to local traditions، men، wearing red and white makeup and colorful costumes، hold flags and beat gongs and drums، while women and children wear red strings and dance on the way to the pier.

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