Celebrating Chinese New Year - Lantern Festival

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: China / Beijing

Chinese New Year ends with the Lantern Festival, when bright paper lanterns help the full moon light up the sky. Made of bamboo and colorful, delicate paper, some lanterns are decorated with funny riddles. While you ponder them, watch for the lion and dragon dancers and eat some "yuan xiao", the sticky, round dumplings that bring the Lantern Festival, and the whole New Year celebration, to a sweet close.

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A New Year's Legend
New Year's Traditions
Flowers & Plants
Eating Together
Lion Dance
Tray of Happiness
Red Envelopes
Lantern Festival
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Brush Painting