The largest Chinese light spectacle of Europe descended on the Park at the Euromast in Rotterdam from 7 December 2012 until 14 February 2013.
For centuries, lanterns and lampions have been lit on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar to pray for a good harvest and gain the favour of Taiyi, god of heaven.
The lantern festivals are still held each year around the country. Each major Chinese city has its own light festival. They attract millions of visitors and tourists.
China Light Festival B.V. takes the Chinese light festivals to the rest of the world. The Netherlands has already played host to very successful light festivals.
The Confucius China Light Festival took place in the Hortus Haren botanical garden from 2 December 2011 until 29 January 2012.
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