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Spotlight on culture at Qingdao Lantern Festival celebration

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2021-02-25

A series of performances and intangible cultural heritage experiences were recently staged in the city of Qingdao in East China's Shandong province to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb 26 this year.

The Lantern Festival (or Yuan Xiao Festival in Chinese) is a traditional Chinese festival of great significance that falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. The festival marks the end of the New Year celebrations.

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Singing and dancing, local residents celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in the coastal city of Qingdao. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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A folk artist recounts the story about traditional New Year paintings to kids during a Lantern Festival celebration in Qingdao. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Kids try their hand at making tanghulu, a traditional Chinese snack made of sugarcoated haws and other fruit on a stick. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Pupils are fascinated by dough modeling, a traditional folk art at the celebration in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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A woman learns embroidery, an art of decorating textiles with needle and thread. [Photo/dzwww.com]

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Traditional culture is highlighted at the Lantern Festival celebration in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo/dzwww.com]