Chang'an Lantern Market kicks off in Xi'an

2024-01-31 14:29:34 , Source :

With a joyous and bustling opening ceremony, the Chang'an Lantern Market of Xingqing Palace Park in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, officially kicked off on Jan 27, as a part of the city's 2024 Chinese New Year event.

The Chang'an Lantern Market of Xingqing Palace Park kicks off on Jan 27. [Photo/Xi'an news network]

Stepping into Xingqing Palace Park, the main "leaping fish at the dragon's gate" lantern and the long corridor of dragon lanterns are particularly eye-catching.

The park's four gates, ancient-style buildings, and street lamps are adorned with palace lantern decorations, creating a joyous New Year atmosphere.

The Chang'an Lantern Market of Xingqing Palace Park attracts many visitors. [Photo/Xi'an news network]

A wide range of traditional New Year goods and gifts such as large red lanterns, Spring Festival couplets, paper-cut window decorations, New Year's flower arrangements, and festive paintings are all available at the market. The market also features colorful lights, zodiac lanterns, as well as a diverse array of delicious food and creative crafts.

In addition, an area for intangible cultural heritage displays has been set up, inviting traditional artisans to demonstrate how to make bamboo and wicker lanterns, paper-cuttings, sugar paintings, and decorative dough figurines.

An artisan shows how to make sugar paintings. [Photo/Xi'an news network]