The Chinese Lantern Festival

A time for beautiful lanterns of various types. Besides the traditional round, red lanterns there are also elaborate designs, usually constructed in a similar way - with silk over a wire frame.

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As early as the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 25), it had become a festival of great cultural significance. The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, which will be late February or early March in the Gregorian calendar.

In 2015, the Lantern Festival falls on March 5th. Don't miss it !

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