It’s the end of the Spring Festival celebrations in China, which culminates in the Lantern Festival. Here in Vietnam, where there is a lot of shared cultural traditions with China, there is no such festival. I’ll just have to remember celebrating it in China.

Lanterns in Yu Garden, Shanghai, year of the Dog
Lanterns in Yu Garden, Shanghai, year of the Dog

I don’t remember much of a celebration for this holiday when I lived in China–it was usually followed by the first day back to work. But the decorations were always cool.

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