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Happy Lantern Festival !
2011-02-16 | Cultures
With the flowing away of time, the jubilant Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) 2011 is stepping into the end and Chinese people will welcome another important traditional festival Lantern Festival (February 17, 2011).
We have many kinds of customs in China during Spring Festival (new year in Chinese lunar calendar). Usually, we stick New Year scrolls on the gates, hang laterns at the door, set off firecrackers and have dumpling dinner on New Year's Eve. We stay up late or all night on New Year's Eve, which we call Shousui (to keep the passing year and welcome the new year). Then we pay new year calls on the first day of the new year and visit our relatives and friends....