Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Dunhuang frescoes reveal how ancient Chinese celebrate Lantern Festival

People's Daily Online  23 February 2016

The Dunhuang Research Academy released some ancient documents and frescos on Monday, which feature the celebration of the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907) and the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, marking the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration. On that day, ancient Chinese people will light thousands of colorful lights. This year's Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 22. (CNS Photo)


Anonymous said...

Looks like a Christmas tree? Any Indo-European connection there ?

Hans van Roon said...

How about silk