Lanterns light up in Nanchang to embrace Chinese New Year

Hundreds of lanterns were lighted up in a water park in Nanchang, capital of south China’s Jiangxi province, in celebration of the Year of Monkey.

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): Nanchang resident
“I like that butterfly as well as that dragon.”

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): Nanchang resident
“It’s very beautiful. In the past years, we had to go to Macao to see such splendid lanterns. I have not seen such beautiful lanterns for years.”

SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): LI QIANG, Lantern Festival Organizer
“It’s a cultural feast for Nanchang residents. In the Spring Festival, the lantern means prosperity and happiness.”

The lantern show starts on Jan. 28 and lasts through March 20.

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