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Wuxi locals enjoy festive Lantern Festival

Updated : 2018-03-07
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Wuxi locals enjoy festive Lantern Festival

Locals solve lantern riddles in Dongting sub-district of Wuxi's Xishan district. Lantern riddles are riddles written on colorful lanterns. If someone knows the answer, they can solve the riddle. If they are right, they receive a gift. The activity originated during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and has become a popular Lantern Festival custom. [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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