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Each year in September the city of Kunshan holds their Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival at a designated place such as a park or large temple, and fills the atmosphere with large colorful and decorative floats made from Chinese lanterns. They are truly an awesome sight to see and perfect for a cozy romantic stroll.
The location of the festival varies year to year. In 2014, for instance, it was held at a park near Shimao. In 2013, the festival was held at Kunshan Civic Park, right behind the Swiss Hotel.
Furthermore, I had the chance to check out the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival in Kunshan, China in the evening of September 29th, 2015. For one, the event was a remarkable sight to see and a good opportunity to catch an up close and personal look at one of China’s rich cultural and historical traditions; after all, around this time, you’ll typically find many people heading home to visit their family and friends, exchanging gifts, preparing decorations, sending lanterns off into the sky, and snacking on mooncakes at every turn.
Two, the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival easily holds the #2 spot on the list of popular holidays in China, just after Spring Festival. With that in mind, the festival is always crowded and is visited by thousands of locals and tourists each day during its opening period. This means that you’ll need to walk through a large gathering just to arrive at the entrance, then wait in long lines to buy tickets, and duck and dodge visitors while trying to view the lanterns. If you’re planning to head to the festivals in the future, I suggest purchasing your tickets in advance or at a ticket box situated away from the event.
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