Visitors watch the lanterns in Shengfang Township of Bazhou, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 23, 2013. As the history of lanterns in Shengfang could dates back to more than 300 hundreds years ago, on the evening of the Lantern Festival, many visitors came to Shengfang to appreciate local lanterns. (Xinhua/Wang Fang)
Chinese celebrate Lantern Festival nationwide
BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- People around the country took part in various activities to celebrate the Lantern Festival, which falls on Sunday, marking the first full moon of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
In the thousand-year-old Pingyao Town in north China's Shanxi Province, people hung lanterns above front doors and set off fireworks to celebrate. Full story