Nagasaki Lantern Festival

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival | Shunsetsu Festival and celebrated Chinese New Years

Nagasaki Lantern Festival | Shunsetsu Festival and celebrated Chinese New Years

Nagasaki Lantern Festival was originally known as the Shunsetsu Festival and celebrated Chinese New Years. Nagasaki has a large Chinatown and therefore the festival was for its Chinese residents. However since 1994 the festival has been modified into the Nagasaki Lantern Festival and became more of an illumination ceremony with Chinese influences. During the weeks of Chinese New Years, Chinatown and its surrounding towns are decorated with thousands of Chinese lanterns that illuminate the area. Parades, dragon dances, lion dances, and other Chinese inspired events are held throughout the weeks.

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