On the traditional Chinese New Year calendar of events, the Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao, falls on the final, or fifteenth day. This marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations with a party under the full moon.
By Sara Naumann
|Yu Garden at Night||Building Lights in Yuyuan||Full Moon at Yuyuan||Lanterns decorating the side of large shops in Yuyuan|
|Chinese couple celebrating the Year of the Rat||A local reveler sporting devil horns in celebration of the new year||Animal lanterns decorating the alleys of the Yu Garden||Chinese lanterns hanging over the alleys of Yu Gardens|
|A local reveler takes a photo of herself with the lanterns||A couple takes a break to eat dumplings during the Lantern Festival||Dragon lights and lanterns at the famous Huxingting teahouse in the Yu Garden||Fantastic lanterns near the center of the garden bazaar|