• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION Thousands of people in Taiwan thronged the streets of Taipei to buy traditional Chinese lanterns to celebrate the end of the Chinese New Year festivities.

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    INTRODUCTION Thousands of people in Taiwan thronged the streets of Taipei to buy traditional Chinese lanterns to celebrate the end of the Chinese New Year festivities.

    The Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuan Shiao Festival, falls exactly fifteen days after the Chinese Lunar New Year.

    The date coincides with the first full moon after the New Year and people flock to the many temples to invoke good luck from the gods.

    According to Chinese tradition, woman and girls are allowed to go out along to visit their husbands and lovers on the night of the Lantern Festival and it is often compared to the western styled festival known as "Saint Valentine's Day".

    Since 1977 is the Year of the Snake in the Chinese calendar the majority of lanterns represented snake emblems, although some modern variations included images of Batman and Mickey Mouse.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA27ZYZPK2CMOI64XJ83YX7L7DZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA27ZYZPK2CMOI64XJ83YX7L7DZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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