The First Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Lantern Festival opened on February 17. It was hosted by the Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center. Many intangible cultural heritage performances were staged, presenting a folk feast to the public.
The Lantern Festival is an important part of the Spring Festival. It marks the end of the Chinese New Year's celebration. The Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuan Xiao Festival, falls on February 19 this year. To celebrate the occasion, a variety of activities are held in Changsha.