early February to early March
Zigong City, Sichuan Province
Lanterns, also known as flower lanterns, is a popular traditional Chinese folk arts and crafts . Zigong Lantern Festival is very famous.It can date back to the Tang(618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. New Year Lantern Festival has a thousands years history. Zigong Lantern Festival, enriching the Chinese lamps culture, won a reputation of"best in the world light".
Vistors can enjoy the outstanding samples of China's colorful traditional lanterns during the festival.The grand festival scale form a sea of lights, like a remote wonderland.It’s amazing to see the large lanterns "Mermaid play Group Dragon", "Pearl Goddess"covering an area (or water) thousands of square meters. At the same time,the group lights like "Long Zhu fireworks", "Tengyun Pavilion"and"Caiyun Pavilion "are wonderful too.
In addition,there are various commodity exhibitions and trade fairs held.