On Saturday, people from across China marked the end of the traditional Chinese New Year festivities by lighting up lanterns, slurping down tangyuan and dancing like dragons.
The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the lunar year. It is a time for picking up some good luck and hope for the new year, and maybe, if you’re lucky, finding love as well.
Enjoy these pictures of celebrations held across the country:
Of course, while colorful dragons are cool and all, there is no more traditional way of celebrating the Lantern Festival than becoming one with the crowd. On Saturday, tens of thousands attempted to flock to Shanghai’s Yuyuan Garden to see the lights.
While Nanjing’s Yuanxiao festivities were packed with 460,000 people in attendance.
Meanwhile, Guangzhou celebrated the occasion by setting a new world record with 1,000 drones taking off to light up the night sky.
There were also dances featuring fiery dragons.
And sure-footed lions.
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