A lantern festival is held in Zigong, the so called “Lantern Town” in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
The event will last until mid-March.
The festival has already been shown in 500 Chinese cities and 40 countries or regions. Over three billion people have seen the lantern show.
Elements of “the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road” is reflected in the Lantern Festival.
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE)PEI XIAOLIN, Zigong Haitai Culture Communication
“As a kind of culture carrier, lanterns will play a role in spreading Chinese culture around the world. People in other countries will know more about China through our lantern festival.”