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In pics: lantern festival celebrations in Zhouzhuang

(chinadaily.com.cn)

As the lantern festival approaches, Zhouzhuang, an ancient water town in Kunshan, Jiangsu province has reserved many historical traditions to celebrate Lantern Festival.

Lantern Festival is one of China's traditional festivals celebrated with traditions like lantern fairs and guessing lantern-riddles.

This year's lantern festival falls on March 2, which is the 15th day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar.

In pics: lantern festival celebrations in Zhouzhuang

Zhouzhuang, the ancient water town in Kunshan, Jiangsu province is decorated with colorful lanterns during Lantern festival. The lanterns are usually of varied colors and intricate designs, sometimes in shapes of animals, which are extremely popular among children. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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