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The Lantern Festival

The celebrations end on the fifteenth day with ‘The Festival of Lanterns’. Everywhere is decorated with lanterns of different sizes and in the streets there is music and dancing.

Children go out in the streets at night with lanterns and people paste riddles onto lanterns so that visitors can guess the answers.


The making of lanterns in China is a tradition which goes back 500 years. Red lanterns are thought of as lucky.

Download and print out a colouring picture of a chinese lantern.

Watch Chinese New Year Songs and Videos