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  • Performers spray molten iron to create sparks during a performance Sunday to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Jinan, Shandong province. The festival falls on Feb. 19 this year. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Sparks Fly for China’s Lantern Festival
     
     
    Performers spray molten iron to create sparks during a performance Sunday to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Jinan, Shandong province. The festival falls on Feb. 19 this year. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Sparks Fly for China’s Lantern Festival

The annual festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, which marks the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. People around China celebrate with dragon dances, fire breathing and molten metal shows

02.18.2019
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Performers spray molten iron to create sparks during a performance Sunday to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Jinan, Shandong province. The festival falls on Feb. 19 this year. Photo: VCG
Revelers beat the Taiping drum to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Lanzhou, Gansu province. Photo: VCG
A folk artist breathes fire to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Bijie, Guizhou province. Photo: VCG
Revelers throw Tofu to each other for good luck Sunday at the Tofu Festival of Fogang county, Guangdong province. Photo: IC
Children check out lanterns Sunday at a shop in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
Dragon dancers perform Saturday ahead of the upcoming Lantern Festival in Hubei province. Photo: IC
Tourists release lanterns into the sky Saturday in hope of good fortune and prosperity during the annual Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in Pingxi district, Taiwan. Photo: IC

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Gallery: Sparks Fly for China’s Lantern Festival