Do you know what 500,000 people looks like? Well, now you do. Half a million people thronged Nanjing’s Yuanxiao festivities yesterday evening to mark the 15th and final day of the lunar new year celebrations.
According to estimates by local police, 520,000 locals and tourists flocked through the Confucius Temple and the old East Gate in Nanjing to check out the lantern displays and to mark the last day of the Spring festival with a bang.
Imagine yourself trapped in that crowd soaking in the festive spirit… what a great way to mark the new year that’d be!
[Images via NetEase]
By Evelien van der Veer