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Lanterns,festive symbols of Chinese culture

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-01-26 09:32 Comments

Lanterns,festive symbols of Chinese culture

Lanterns are hung in a street in Shaoxing City, east China's Zhejiang Province. Lanterns in China have a long history and they have become synonymous with Chinese culture. Even today, they are still made and enjoyed by the Chinese worldwide. They were used as a means of artistic expression, in terms of functionality, design and decoration. Chinese streets in both cities and towns are decorated with red lanterns during festivals, especially Chinese Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival. [Photo/Xinhua]

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