Lucky Monkey Lanterns usher in Year of the Monkey

Lanterns are widely used in many Chinese festivals, especially the Lunar New Year.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and monkey lanterns have again become popular.

This video shows how an inheritor of Qinhuai Lantern, an intangible cultural heritage of China, makes monkey lanterns.

The lantern fair on Qinhuai River in east China’s Jiangsu Province, with a history of more than 2,000 years, is popular folk custom celebration.

The large-scale event is held yearly at the Confucius Temple of Nanjing around Spring Festival, China’s most important traditional holiday.

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