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Lantern Festival 2010

Lantern riddles beloved ahead Lantern Festival

Local residents read lantern riddles in Shichahai of Beijing February 25, 2010. China is welcoming the Lantern Festival which falls on Sunday. Riddle solving is beloved by Chinese during the festival. Full story

BACKGROUND

The real romantic Chinese holiday: Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is actually the most romantic traditional holiday in China, and we have those ancient Confucians to thank for that.

POLL

Which is your favourite custom during Lantern Festival?
Eating yuanxiao
Watching lanterns
Guessing lantern riddles

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Lantern Festival celebration in Hebei

2010-02-28 04:47:46 GMT China Daily A man melts discarded iron in preparation for a traditional performance of spraying molten iron against a concrete wall to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Nuanquan town of Yuxian County, Hebei province, February 27, 2010. For over 300 years, the village has carried out the tradition of spraying molten iron at 1,300 degrees Celsius (2,372 degrees Fahrenheit) against a cold concrete wall to form sparks-like fireworks during the Lantern Festival on the last day of the Chinese New Year, local media reported.

Chinese Lantern Festival kicks off in Auckland

2010-02-27 09:44:17 GMT Xinhua English AUCKLAND, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The annual three-day Chinese Lantern Festival kicked off in New Zealand's largest city of Auckland on Friday. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key launched the opening ceremony.

Lantern riddles and guessing games light up the brain waves

2010-02-26 03:42:49 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 26 -- The Lantern Festival, which falls on Sunday this year, is a time to appreciate the night sky filled with lanterns, and especially to appreciate the wide-eyed children captivated by the lights.

Sailors wind down with festive family holiday

2010-02-26 03:36:37 GMT China Daily Qingdao welcomed sailors of the 2009-10 Clipper Round the World Yacht race with New Year's celebrations and an invitation to spend time staying with local families over the Lantern Festival.

Lantern riddles beloved ahead Lantern Festival

2010-02-26 03:39:52 GMT China Daily China is welcoming the Lantern Festival which falls on Sunday. Riddle solving is beloved by Chinese during the festival.

Lantern show held in inner Mongolia to celebrate the coming Lantern Festival

2010-02-24 13:03:09 GMT Xinhua English A big dragon-shaped lantern is seen during a lantern fair at the Wutasi Temple in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 23, 2010, as part of celebrations for the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival, which will fall on Feb. 28 this year.

Handan city in Hebei province hold temple fair to greet Lantern Festival

2010-02-24 13:00:59 GMT Xinhua English Visitors watch the operation behind curtain of the shadow play during a folk temple fair in Handan, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 24, 2010, to celebrate the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival, which will fall on Feb. 28 this year.

Evening gala held in UAE to celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival

2010-02-23 07:55:26 GMT Xinhua English Chinese actors perform in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2010, during an evening gala held to celebrate the coming Chinese traditional Lantern Festival with overseas Chinese and local citizens.