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Beyond 'tangyuan': other Lantern Festival traditions

( Updated: 2018-03-01

Beyond 'tangyuan': other Lantern Festival traditions

The Longqingxia Ice Lantern Festival in the Yanqing district of Beijing is a tradition during the Lantern Festival. [Photo/IC]

The Lantern Festival, one of the most important festivals for Chinese people, marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations and is traditionally observed by eating a dessert called tangyuan -- glutinous rice balls with sweet fillings such as black sesame and peanut -- and viewing Chinese lanterns.

But apart from tangyuan, here are several folk traditions to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

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