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Lantern Festival losing its luster

By Li Yang in Jinan | China Daily | Updated: 2013-02-21 07:41

Lantern Festival losing its luster

Lotus lanterns bob in the water at Baotu Spring Park. Ju Chuanjiang / China Daily

The Lantern Festival marks the end of the two-week Lunar New Year celebration. Lighting lanterns is a tradition dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220), and this year the festival falls on Feb 24.

Lantern Festival losing its luster

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