The annual activity in Zhangye city is held to celebrate Spring Festival, the traditional Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan 25, and the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, this year’s Feb 8.
Preparatory work has entered the final stage.
The lights array originated in rituals during the Shang Dynasty (16th century – 11th century BC), and boasts a heritage with thousands of years of history. — China Daily/ANN
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