River lantern festival kicks off in Guilin Print
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:55

A river lantern in the shape of dragon is seen on the Zijiang River in Ziyuan County of Guilin, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The river lantern festival falls on July 14 in the Chinese lunar calendar, which is a traditional praying activity in Ziyuan County. Thousands of people participated in the blessing ceremony and river lantern floating activities on Thursday

Performers carrying river lanterns float on the Zijiang River in Ziyuan County of Guilin

A combine photo shows river lanterns on the Zijiang River in Guilin

A combine photo shows river lanterns on the Zijiang River

A girl sets out river lanterns on the Zijiang River in Ziyuan County of Guilin, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region