Second Jiangsu-Taiwan Lantern Festival to Open
    2011-01-26 10:28:11     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xu
 

The photo released on Tuesday, January 25, 2010, shows a rabbit-shaped lantern in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu province. The second Lantern Festival jointly held by Jiangsu province and Taiwan will begin on January 29. [Photo: chinanews.com]

The second Lantern Festival jointly held by Jiangsu province and Taiwan will run from January 29 to February 20, organizers announced on Tuesday.

Chen Jinquan, Taiwan's leading lantern maker, and more than 30 craftsmen have arrived in Yangzhou, a city in east China's Jiangsu province, to begin work, China News Service reports.

Along with other local craftsmen, they will make lanterns to celebrate the traditional Spring Festival and upcoming Lantern Festival in an area of nearly 27 hectares in Yangzhou. At the same time, visitors in Taiwan can enjoy beautiful lanterns from the Chinese mainland in Miaoli county.

Yangzhou has a long history of handicrafts and boasts that its craftsmen are the country's lantern masters. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, officials and wealthy people in Beijing usually sent their servants to Yangzhou to buy lanterns to decorate their houses for the Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuanxiao, which falls on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month.

During the first Lantern Festival held by the two sides last year, the two sites were in Nanjing, capital city of Jiangsu province, and Taiwan's Jiayi county.

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