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Alex in the City | Celebrate the Lantern Festival


Everybody knows that, on the Chinese calendar, there are some fascinating festivals. On the fifteenth day of the traditional New Year, the eve of its first full moon, the Lantern Festival marks the end of Spring Festival celebrations. Chinese believes that it's a time of reunion and joy. For foreigners, it is also an unforgettable experience.

Almost all the cities will host traditional lantern shows, some parks and shopping centers may display giant illuminations, and thousands of glowing paper lanterns will light up the night sky, creating a beautiful and awe-inspiring spectacle. People can enjoy themselves at DIY lantern workshops and lantern riddle games. Lanterns are available in most supermarkets, with more choices on Taobao and Meituan. Lanterns come in many shapes, sizes, and designs, from the traditional red circle to the Chinese zodiac rabbit shape. 

Don't forget there is another delicacy that must be tasted, Tangyuan – also known as Yuanxiao – which are glutinous rolled rice balls that evoke the shape of the full moon overhead, traditionally filled with nuts or sesame paste. 


New Era, New Journey, New Chongqing

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