Feast of Lanterns

FEAST OF LANTERNS, a part of the New Year festival formerly celebrated in China. It was celebrated at the end of the New Year festivities, on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese year. The highlights of the festival were the great street processions of people dressed in costumes to represent persons in the ancient historical events of China. Dragon costumes and paper lanterns, hung on doors and placed on graves, were features of the celebration.