SP Does The Nation | Five Cities: The Lantern Fest In Dallas, Texas

Around the world, all sorts of unique and intriguing rituals and traditions take place to celebrate special moments of cultures, regions, countries and more.

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar, which marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. The celebrations fall on some day in February or March in the Gregorian calendar and have become a festival with a large significance since the Western Han Dynasty.

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Today Lantern Festivals take place all around the world, celebrating the beauty of the tradition while helping to spread culture and tradition in the process. It is that time of the year, and this weekend one of the biggest Lantern Festivals in the United States will take place in Dallas, Texas. The Lantern Fest In Dallas, Texas is an opportunity for thousands of revelers to join together as a community and create an unforgettable spectacle of light.

The event will feature live music, dancing, and much more entertainment, but the real festivities begin once the sun has set. This is when thousands of lanterns representing high hopes, deep regrets, and our fondest dreams head up to the heavens. Lanterns were used to symbolize good fortune, request favorable weather, or celebrate the life of a loved one, and at the Lantern Festival in Dallas, you have the opportunity to do that and much more.

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The event is open to all ages and is a great place to bond as well as mingle with friends, families and more, making more along the way. The event takes place on Saturday, March 4th and will all go down at the Texas Motorplex. For more information head here and get your tickets for The Lantern Festival right here, right now. Light up your life, the night and celebrate a new tradition.

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