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City wall lantern show welcomes the Year of the Rooster

By Miao Jiayu (chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2017-01-23

A city wall lantern show commenced on Jan 21 in Xi’an, beginning a countdown to the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

 

The event highlights the many cultures along the Silk Road, and expects to help visitors appreciate the regionally unique artistic styles.

 

The lantern festival has been held for the past 30 years, and has become a cultural icon in the city. This year the event will last till March 5.

City wall lantern show welcomes the Year of the Rooster

The Xi’an city wall is lit up by lanterns. [Photo/sxdaily.com.cn]

City wall lantern show welcomes the Year of the Rooster

A phoenix-themed lantern contains the Chinese character of fu, meaning good fortune and luck. [Photo/sxdaily.com.cn]

City wall lantern show welcomes the Year of the Rooster

A flower basket-themed lantern on the city wall. [Photo/sxdaily.com.cn]

City wall lantern show welcomes the Year of the Rooster

A giant rooster-themed lantern attracts much attention. [Photo/sxdaily.com.cn]

City wall lantern show welcomes the Year of the Rooster

The street leading to the Bell Tower, one of Xi’an’s iconic buildings, is decorated with colorful lanterns. [Photo/sxdaily.com.cn]

 

Edited by Zachary Dye

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