Festival in China (40 photos)

Festival luminous figures (holiday "Yuansyao" (Yuanxiao)) is traditionally held in China on the 15th day of the year, during the first full moon. This festival is considered the end of the New Year. Official holiday was declared emperor Wendu in the era of the Western Han. In 58-75 years. during the reign of the Eastern Han Dynasty Mindy at the Imperial Palace and Buddhist monasteries began to light the lights at night, praising the Buddha, commoners were ordered to hang holiday lights lighted. In addition to the most luminous figures of amazing beauty, celebration is accompanied by numerous colorful fireworks. But that year holiday turned into tragedy, which we have already mentioned.

Photos of the holiday and its tragic end ...


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