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The Lantern Festival (元宵节) Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Today is the 15th and final day of the Spring Festival, called 元宵节 (yuán xiāo jié) in Chinese and the Lantern Festival in English. Check out some highlights from the Grand View Park in Kunming where elaborate lanterns are set up to celebrate this special day:

Lantern Festival in Kunming

Lantern Festival in Kunming

元宵节 – yuán xiāo jié

Lantern Festival

春节 – chūn jié

Spring Festival

汉朝 – hàn cháo

Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

灯谜 – dēng mí

lantern riddles

大观楼公园 – dà guān lóu gōng yuán

Grand View Park

昆明 – kūn míng

Kunming

少数民族 – shǎo shù mín zú

ethnic minorities

海鸥 – hǎi ōu

seagulls

连年有鱼 – lián nián yǒu yú

Year after year, have fish.

小鸟 – xiǎo niǎo

Angry Birds

迪斯尼 – dí sī ní

Disney

喜羊羊 – xǐ yáng yáng

The Pleasant Goat

小苹果 – xiǎo píng guǒ

“Little Apple”

熊猫 – xióng māo

pandas

生肖 – shēng xiào

zodiac

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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