Celebrating Lantern Festival

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  Editor's note:

This year's Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 15, marking the end of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. In China, Lantern Festival is an important family day, but unlike Spring Festival when people stay home and enjoy family dinners, it is traditionally a day for going out and about.

Feb. 15, 2022 (Lantern Festival — Day 15 of the first lunar month): People eat Yuanxiao, or rice dumplings, on this day to celebrate the first full moon after the Chinese New Year. >>

  More about the traditional culture:

The Lantern Festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, usually in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. Since as early as the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), it had become a festival with great significance. >>

  Festive events:

Cultural events of the week: Famous Peking Opera performances to celebrate Lantern Festival, romantic melodies for Valentine's Day as well as an official play for Beijing 2022 — here are three events you won't want to miss this week. >>

Lanterns lit up to celebrate Lantern Festival in Xi'an: Various types of lanterns are seen at the Tang Paradise in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province ahead of the Lantern Festival. >>

Ice lantern festival kicks off in Yanqing: The 2022 Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival kicked off at the Longqing Gorge scenic spot, northwestern Beijing's Yanqing district, on Jan. 15, and will run until the end of February. >>

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