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Historical tradition of Lantern Festival on show

Updated : 2018-03-03
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Historical tradition of Lantern Festival on show

Huishan Ancient Town is decorated with millions of colorful lanterns during the Lantern Festival. The picture on each lantern has a special meaning, such as praying for safety, good luck, or a long life, as well as expressing gratitude. [Photo/wxrb.com]

The Lantern Festival, which is usually on the 15th day of the first lunar month, falls on March 2 this year. It is one of China's traditional festivals, and is commonly celebrated by holding lantern fairs and solving lantern riddles.

Wuxi in East China's Jiangsu province preserved historical tradition and held a wide variety of activities.

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