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Lantern Festival: Traditions for the End of China’s Holiday Season
By Ally Wang This year, the Chinese lunar new year fell on Feb. 1 — day 1 of the 1st lunar month (正月初一) according to the traditional calendar. Fifteen days later marks the Lantern Festival,...
Marking the End of Chinese New Year With Lanterns and Dumplings
This Feb. 19 is the 15th day of the first lunar month, making it the last day of traditional Chinese New Year festivities. Because of the religious origins of the festival, in which monks would...