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Chinese Lantern Festival (or Yuan Xiao Jie or Yuanxiao Festival)

February 5, 2023

An important traditional festival, the Chinese Lantern Festival (Yuan Xiao Jie), is the first significant feast after the Chinese New Year. The lantern festival marks the first full moon of the new lunar year and end of the Chinese New Year. Participants enjoy colorful lanterns illuminating the sky, traditional cuisines, and dance celebrations to commemorate this special event.




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February 5, 2023
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