Feb 24th is the 15th day of the first lunar month and the first time in the year to see a full moon (if there is no smog!). It is the official end of the Chinese New Year festivities, and is marked by the Lantern Festival. In Chinese, it is called the "yuan xiao" festival, and we all get together as families and eat small sweet dumplings, called yuan xiao, on that day.
One can see many lanterns hung up and children playing outdoors with all kinds and colours of lanterns, some to be floated up into the sky with their personal wishes or new year resolutions.
To mark this happy occasion, I have taken some pictures of different designs of Chinese lanterns you can find in the market for home decoration.