Butter Lantern Festival

January 15 of Tibetan calendar sees the last high tide of celebrations of the Tibetan New Year. On this day, people go to temples to burn incense to worship Buddhas. As darkness falls, they will put up many stands to display the butter lanterns they made themselves. The lanterns are in forms of gods, figures, flowers and trees, birds and beasts, and can be burnt. The stands go as high as three-storey buildings, even the lower ones are two-storey high. The lanterns are either grand or small. The lights make the whole street bright as in the day. People sing and dance while enjoying the lanterns. The Butter Lantern Festival is also called Lantern Festival.

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