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Lantern Festival celebrated across China

People perform drum dance during a folk competition to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 10, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

People perform drum dance during a folk competition to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 10, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

People perform drum dance during a folk competition to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 10, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

People perform drum dance during a folk competition to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 10, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Women of Dong ethnic group wearing festival costumes gather at a party to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Renji Village of Rongjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Bingzhen)

Women of Dong ethnic group wearing festival costumes gather at a party to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Renji Village of Rongjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Bingzhen)

People perform drum dance during a folk competition to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 10, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

People perform drum dance during a folk competition to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Feb. 10, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Li Yibo)

Women of Dong ethnic group wearing festival costumes gather at a party to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Renji Village of Rongjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Bingzhen)

Women of Dong ethnic group wearing festival costumes gather at a party to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Renji Village of Rongjiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Wang Bingzhen)

A young girl performs to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xuyi County of Huai'an City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Zhou Haijun)

A young girl performs to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival in Xuyi County of Huai'an City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 11 this year. (Xinhua/Zhou Haijun)

Villagers holding fish-shaped lanterns parade in Wangmantian Village of Shexian County, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The ritual believed to drive away the evil is performed annually from the 13th to 16th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Villagers holding fish-shaped lanterns parade in Wangmantian Village of Shexian County, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The ritual believed to drive away the evil is performed annually from the 13th to 16th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Villagers holding fish-shaped lanterns parade in Wangmantian Village of Shexian County, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The ritual believed to drive away the evil is performed annually from the 13th to 16th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Villagers holding fish-shaped lanterns parade in Wangmantian Village of Shexian County, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 9, 2017. The ritual believed to drive away the evil is performed annually from the 13th to 16th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

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