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Lantern Shows Held Across Hunan

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The Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of Chinese New Year festivities and is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month. This year falls on Feb. 11. The most important activity during the night of the event is watching various wonderful Chinese lanterns. Brilliant and large scale lantern shows are being held in Hunan and you could choose your favorite one to experience traditional Chinese culture.
Yanghu Lantern Show







The 2017 Happy Yanghu Lantern Show opened at Changsha Yanghu Wetland Park on the evening of January 23, 2017. It is Hunan’s largest New Year lantern show and lasts till February 27, 2017.

Covering a total area of more than 100,000 sqm, the show features 45 sets of colored lanterns made by 180 inheritors of intangible cultural heritage who are from Zigong, the hometown of colored-lantern making. It took the masters 30 days to finish these outdoor light decorations.

Besides the lantern show, citizens and tourists have the chance to appreciate traditional art performances such as changing faces (bianlian in Chinese, a performance art technique of high-speed changing of face masks) and lion dance. They may also participate in making lanterns guided by Zigong masters when touring around the park.

Venue: 2nd Phase of Yanghu Wetland Scenic Area

Duration: 17:30-22:00 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27

Ticket hours: 17:00-21:30

How to get there by bus: take bus No. 4, 38, 206, 207 and 938 to Yanghu Wetland Scenic Area


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Xunlonghe Lantern Show






The 2017 Xunlonghe Lantern Show kicked off in Xunlonghe Ecological Art Town, Changsha County on Jan. 20. It will last for one month. Meanwhile, there is a Transformers Show here prepared especially for children.

Transformers Show
Ticket price: 50yuan/adult; 80 yuan/child
Duration: 9:00-17:00 from Jan. 1 to Feb. 20

Lantern Show
Ticket price: 50 yuan
Duration: 18:00-22:30 from Jan. 20 to Feb. 20
Venue: Xunlonghe Ecological Art Town, Changsha County
Ticket hotline: 86-731-86186660/86188080 


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Meixi International Lantern Show




The 2017 Meixi International Lantern Show is displaying from Jan. 28 to Feb. 11 at Meixi Xintiandi.

The lantern show exhibits dozens of sets of large scale colored lights at the 750-meter-long Meixi Avenue. Wonderful activities and performances are scheduled to be staged, including lion and dragon dance, shadow play, walking on stilts, paper-cutting, and palm weaving.

Ticket price: free
Duration: Jan. 28 – Feb. 11, 2017
Venue: Meixi Xintiandi (No. 1099 Fenglin No. 3 Road, Yuelu District, Changsha)


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Zhangjiajie Lantern Festival Celebrations



Themed on “Beautiful Zhangjiajie, Happy Lantern Festival”, Zhangjiajie Lantern Festival 2017 will be held in Yongding District. The festive activities are as follows.

Lantern Show
Duration: Jan. 25-Feb. 11, 2017
Venue: Yongding District

Art Performance Week
Duration: Feb. 1-10, 2017
Venue: People’s Square

Lantern Festival Celebrations
Date: Feb. 11, 2017
Activities: opening ceremony, special performances on opera, instrument, song and dance, intangible heritage culture publicity, hip-pop and jazz dance.
Venue: People’s Square

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Zhuzhou Lantern Show






The 2017 Zhuzhou Lantern Show is being held on the west square of Shennong Town. It will last till Feb. 28, 2017. The event aims to promote traditional Chinese culture and celebrate Lantern Festival.
The handicraftsmen from Zigong City of Sichuan Province were invited to make lanterns here. About five million yuan is said to inject in the 60-mu (4-hectares) lantern show.

Duration: Jan. 14 – Feb. 28, 2017
Ticket price: 30 yuan
Open hours: 18:30 – 22:00
Venue: West Square of Shennong Town

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