End of the Chinese New Year celebrated Lantern Festival

Recall that the New Year according to the lunar calendar celebrated residents east Asia during the night of 22 th to 23 rd January 2012 year. The celebrations last for exactly 15 days and ends with the traditional Lantern Festival.

In China and neighboring countries, the Lantern Festival is considered to be an analogue of the European Valentine's Day. On this day, young and not so married couples celebrate their love and affection for each other. On the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, the full moon is necessary to meet a huge number of lights in the sky. In addition, the children are with flashlights wishes to the temples, and even in these days of huge amount eaten stuffed rice balls yuansyao. It ends all the fun, dancing and a grand fireworks display.

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