Chinese Paper Lanterns(98731)
Chinese Lantern Festival 2013
Paper lanterns like these are a common sight during the traditional Lantern Festival which occurs during Chinese New Year - the most significant of all Chinese holidays. Hung up along major streets and throughfares, outside businesses and homes, paper lanterns festoon the landscape in anticipation of the coming year. The lantern festival celebration is the culmination of the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities. Chinese New Year 2013 is the year of snake - one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.