The Zigong Lantern Festival, the Chinese lanterns, is famous in ancient and modern times; the Zigong Lantern Festival has a long-standing reputation. The industrious and intelligent people of Zigong not only dedicate the unparalleled well salt technology to the world, but also contribute the beautiful lantern craft to mankind.
On the land of China where the New Year’s Lantern Festival has been widely used for thousands of years, the Zigong Lantern Festival has stood out. It has gathered the style of Chinese lantern culture and won the reputation of “the first lamp in the world.” “Township” and “Nanguo Lantern City” are famous all over the world. The New Year Lantern Festival in Zigong area has a long history and distinctive features. Since the Tang Dynasty, there has been the custom of lighting lanterns in the New Year. It was extended to the Qing Dynasty and there were “Lion Lantern Market” and “Denggan Festival”. Dragon and lion dances; by the beginning of the 20th century, festival lanterns were gradually formed, including sky lanterns, dragon dances, lion dances, lanterns and other activities. As a result, it has developed into a festival that gathers the achievements of local folk customs and customs.
After the founding of New China, the Zigong Lantern Festival, which was once suspended, was restored and revived. So far, seven Spring Festival Lantern Festivals and six International Dinosaur Lantern Festival Economic and Trade Fairs have been held. The famous Zigong Lantern Festival has become the most representative Lantern Festival between China and Harbin Ice Lantern. The Zigong Lantern Festival is famous for its high cultural taste, many exquisite lanterns, distinctive artistic features, and magnificent scenes of the lantern festival. It is full of lights, mountains and seas, pearl pavilions and Qionglou, piles of jade and gold, and radiance; there are more birds singing, warring, dragons and phoenix dances, lights and scenes blending, brilliance and blurring, forming a grand view garden of lights, symphonic poems of lights. Wandering in the light gallery of the lantern pavilion, if you pretend to be under the lantern tree and lanterns, you will step into a dreamlike realm, “remember tonight every year.”