Creative lanterns a dazzling way to mark festival

2021-02-26 12:04:35

Handmade lanterns for the Lantern Festival at the end of the Chinese New Year are seen in Beijing, on Feb 25, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] The hanging of lanterns in houses, streets and beyond remains an important tradition for Chinese New Year. Lanterns evoke a sense of joy with designs featuring things such as flying birds, leaping fish and even dazzling fireworks. This year, craftsmen in Beijing are paying homage to traditional Chinese opera by making lanterns in the shape of the opera house.