Lantern Festival in Quanzhou

Quanzhou has been called the starting point of the Silk Road via the sea. During the Song Dynasty (960–1279) and Yuan Dynasty (1279–1368), Quanzhou was one of the world’s largest seaports, hosting a large community of foreign-born inhabitants from across the Eurasian world.

Lantern Festival is the last day of the lunisolar Chinese New Year celebration.