Recently, in order to welcome the arrival of the Year of the Dragon in the lunar calendar, special lantern festivals have been held in various places, creating a very festive atmosphere.

  The ancient county of Taiyuan, Shanxi held the "Splendid Taiyuan Chinese New Year Phoenix Dance and Dragon City Lantern Festival". This lantern fair displays a series of lanterns such as "Eight Scenic Spots of Shanxi, Shanxi Old Mature Vinegar, Taiyuan Paper-cutting, Jin Opera, Guan Yu Lantern, Prayer Palace Lantern, Aerospace Technology, and Fantasy Jungle". Groups of lanterns complement each other, and various kinds of lanterns are beautiful in shape. The ancient town of Taiyuan is brightly lit, presenting a lively and festive Chinese New Year with rich folk customs.

  "The Four Seasons of Spring Under Luofu Mountain" - the 2024 New Year Lantern Festival of West Lake in Huizhou, Guangdong was officially turned on, attracting many tourists. It is understood that this year's West Lake Lantern Festival takes Dongpo culture as its theme, using modern light and shadow technology as the mainstay, supplemented by traditional lanterns, setting up group lighting landscapes, and adding display areas to create a visual feast of "Fire Trees and Silver Flowers Never Sleeps".

  Yichang, Hubei Province held a New Year Lantern Festival with the theme of "Dragon Walking in Yichang". The "dragon" lanterns were lit along the riverside, reflecting the Xiajiang River, and contained good wishes for a bright future like a dragon taking off.

  Guantao County, Handan City, Hebei Province held a large-scale drone light show at Princess Lake Park, bringing citizens a visual feast that combined culture and art. The performance is themed "The Auspicious Dragon and the Spring Festival are intoxicated", showing thousands of years of folk customs through the changing shapes of drones, blooming the style of ancient towns, and welcoming the New Year together.

  Hengdian Film and Television City in Dongyang City, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province has launched an immersive fairy lantern festival based on the traditional fairy culture in "The Classic of Mountains and Seas" and integrating film and television IP. It is reported that the lantern show was designed by a professor from the China Academy of Art and carefully crafted by Zigong lantern intangible cultural heritage craftsmen.

  Shanghai Yuyuan Garden is brightly lit, full of colors and full of New Year flavor. Many citizens and tourists braved the rain to enjoy the 2024 Shanghai Yuyuan Folk Art Lantern Festival. This year's Yuyuan Lantern Festival continues the story of "Mountains and Seas of Yu" and opens the story of "The Book of the Sea", lighting up the mountains and seas and their spiritual beasts, the fish swimming into dragons, and the strange flowers and trees.

  (China News Service Comprehensive Report Produced by Liu Peng)

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]