The Chinese Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year and usually falls on some day in February or March.

In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, each year large artistic lanterns are displayed on the banks of the Love River. Since 2016 is the Year of the Monkey many lantern feature the legendary Monkey King, a very popular hero in Chinese tradition.

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Cute monkey lantern up in a tree.

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Last year was the Year of the Sheep

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Tourists enjoy a ride on the illuminated Love River during the Lantern Festival

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This elaborate display celebrates Chinese tea.

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