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Nagasaki Lantern Festival is a celebration associated with the Chinese Spring Festival and Chinese New Year celebration. For those reasons the Nagasaki Lantern Festival is held in the Chinese Town of Shinchi in Nagasaki city. During the festival period, about 15,000 lanterns (Chinese paper lanterns) and paper ornaments of the Chinese Zodiac Animals, etc decorate the city. They add a rich touch of colour to the urban district and attract people to the mystical world.
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