The Lantern Festival which is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, marks the traditional end of the Chinese New Year period. In 2016 it falls on February 22.
According to China’s various folk customs, people get together on the night of the Lantern Festival to celebrate with different activities. The most important and prevalent customs are enjoying lanterns, guessing lantern riddles, eating tangyuan, and lion dances. And this year, many African countries joined in the celebration of this traditional Chinese festival.