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Lantern Festival

Today is the last day (15th day) of the Spring Festival, and therefore today it is full moon. Because it is a cloudless day today the moon can be clearly seen in Shanghai’s sky. The festivities on the last day of the Spring Festival are called the Lantern Festival. Many people make their own lanterns, and my assistant told me that Nanjing Lu is covered in red lanterns. All around us fireworks are being lighted again, so I am afraid sleeping might be a problem tonight… Traditionally Yuan Xiao (glutinous rice balls) is the food of choice for this day, so later on Qi and I will go out to buy some. Happy Lantern Festival!

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