CULTURE Traditional lanterns installed for the first time at Palace Museum

CULTURE

Traditional lanterns installed for the first time at Palace Museum

By Bao Han | People's Daily app

10:23, January 22, 2019

Heavenly lanterns and longevity lanterns are installed in front of the Qianqing Gong, or the Palace of Heavenly Purity, at the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, in Beijing on January 21, 2019. (Photos: VCG)

The traditional lanterns are installed for the first time in nearly 200 years to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival.

The traditional lanterns are installed for the first time in nearly 200 years to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival.

A worker is stabilizing longevity lanterns in front of the Qianqing Gong at the Palace Museum.

People enjoying the lanterns is a traditional Chinese habit that has disappeared for nearly 200 years. It was one of the grandest activities in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

People enjoying the lanterns is a traditional Chinese habit that has disappeared for nearly 200 years. It was one of the grandest activities in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Recovered by the Palace Museum, the lanterns are on display to the public on Monday, as a part of the exhibition of "Celebrating the Spring Festival in the Forbidden City".

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