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Celebrating the Lantern Festival

Updated: Mar 2,2015 3:10 PM     english.gov.cn

Decorated boats on the Qin Huai River ahead of the Qin Huai Lantern Show at the Confucius Temple marking the Lantern Festival, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, March 1. The Lantern Festival falls on March 5 this year.[Photo/Asianewsphoto]

People buy lanterns in a market at the Confucius Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, March 1, as people around the country prepare to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

A folk artist makes a lantern which will be displayed during the Lantern Festival in the city of Liaocheng, Shandong province, March 1.

The East Lake Lantern Show in Wuhan, Hubei province, which will last until March 15.

The East Lake Lantern Show in Wuhan, Hubei province, which will last until March 15.

The East Lake Lantern Show in Wuhan, Hubei province, which will last until March 15.

Lanterns on a bridge of the Confucius Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, March 1, ahead of the Lantern Festival.

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