The 30th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival kick offs in Zigong city, southwest China's Sichuan Province today.
This year's lantern festival will feature celebrations for the Year of the Dragon (Loong, or Chinese dragon). Thousands of sets of colorful lanterns will enable visitors to immerse themselves in profound Chinese culture and Zigong's lantern art. They will also be impressed by the fusion of traditional Chinese culture and new trends.
The Zigong Lantern Festival has a long history and was included in the second batch of China’s intangible cultural heritage list in 2008.