About: The Lantern Festival, also called Nian Li, is the most ceremonious and distinctive festival in Maoming. Nian means a year in Chinese, while Li means a routine. The combination of these two words means a routine of a year.Families are decorated with lanterns and colored banners. And ornamented buildings and galleries are arranged in the streets. Colorful flags are on the two sides of the roads. The sounds of firecrackers, gongs and drums rise and fall one after another. Different kinds of folk art also perform on that day. The most popular are the Cantonese opera and the lion dancing.
The theme of Lantern Festival is to worship the God and pray for favorable weather, peace and prosperity.
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