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Lantern Shows Around Hunan

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To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, various themed lantern shows were held across Hunan. The following lantern shows are being held and will end around Lantern Festival, the last day (traditionally) of Spring Festival.

Lighting and appreciating lanterns is one of the most popular choice for family activity during Spring Festival holiday. Lanterns of various shapes and sizes are seen everywhere including households, shopping malls, parks, and streets.

Through the creative artworks, tourists will get a better idea of Chinese lantern culture and be amazed at the vividly demonstrated traditional Chinese images and symbols.


Orange Isle Lantern Carnival


Venue: Orange Isle
Duration: Dec. 24, 2017-Mar. 2, 2018
A series of themed shows are on display. Tens of thousands of colored lanterns made by Zigong intangible cultural heritage inheritors, fascinating light show, and sand sculptures reproducing the Silk Road will amaze tourists.


Meixi International Lantern Show


Duration: Feb. 9-Mar. 4, 2018
Venue: BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall
More than 60 sets of handmade festival lanterns are lightened at BBG Meixi Xintiandi Shopping Mall’s over 200,000-sqm square. All the lanterns were produced in Zigong, Sichuan Province.


Xunlonghe Lantern Show

Duration: Feb.25 - Apr.5, 2018 
Venue: Cherry Blossom Valley, Xunlonghe Ecological Art Town 

The lantern show highlights a 666-meter-long, 8-meter-high and 3-meter-wide tunnel installed with colorful lanterns. 

The dragon-shaped tunnel is the highest, largest, and longest one in the world. 


Yueyang Tower Lantern Show


Duration: Feb. 9-Mar. 2, 2018
Venue: Yueyang Tower
Nearly 1,000 lanterns with various shapes and sizes are on display at Yueyang Tower Scenic Spot.


Xiangtan Paragon Garden Lantern Show


Duration: Feb. 9-Mar. 11, 2018
Venue: Xiangtan Paragon Garden
The lantern show features various themes, including large sets of lanterns.


Changde Dongting Lantern Show


Duration: last till March
Venue: Wenbuqiao Village, Zhumushan Township, Hanshou County, Changde City
It is a large lantern show themed on intangible cultural heritage.

Zhuzhou Shennong Town Lantern Show


Duration: Feb. 8-Mar.2, 2018
Venue: Shennong Town, Zhuzhou
Five parts of lanterns have been set up to cater to diverse needs of different ages. During the lantern show, activities including gourmet festival, amusement carnival, and a temple fair will be arranged.


Zhangjiajie Lantern Show


Duration: Feb. 13-Mar. 2, 2018
Venue: downtown area of Zhangjiajie
It consists of three parts: lantern show, Spring Festival culture week, and lantern festival celebrations.


Chinese source: hunantop