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Upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival celebrated worldwide

2009-02-07 07:49:12 GMT2009-02-07 15:49:12 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A resident walks past a huge lantern in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, Feb. 6, 2009. A local consortium of Chinese overseas built up the ship-shaped and dragon-head lantern to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival. The Chinese traditional Lantern Festival will fall on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 9 this year.(Xinhua Photo)

People walk under the red lanterns as they visit the Confucius Temple in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 6, 2009, ahead of the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month of a year of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 9 this year.(Xinhua Photo)

Residents buy traditional Chinese craftworks as a celebration for the Chinese Lantern Festival opened in Auckland, New Zealand, Feb. 5, 2009. Auckland held the celebration during the Chinese Lantern Festival for 10 consecutive years. The Chinese traditional Lantern Festival will fall on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 9 this year.(Xinhua Photo)

Residents visit a lantern show as a celebration for the Chinese Lantern Festival opened in Auckland, New Zealand, Feb. 6, 2009. Auckland held the celebration during the Chinese Lantern Festival for 10 consecutive years. The Chinese traditional Lantern Festival will fall on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 9 this year.(Xinhua Photo)

Farmers perform Banqiao dragon lantern dance at Zhangjiadun Village of Leping City, east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 6, 2009. The Banqiao dragon lantern, with a length of 400 meters, has a history of hundreds of years at the village. The villagers performed Banqiao dragon lantern dance on Friday to pray for harvest and peace, ahead of the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 9 this year. (Xinhua Photo)

A resident walks past a huge lantern in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, Feb. 6, 2009.

A local consortium of Chinese overseas built up the ship-shaped and dragon-head lantern to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival.

The Chinese traditional Lantern Festival will fall on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 9 this year.

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