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The Chinese Lantern Festival

January 23, 2023 - February 5, 2023

The Chinese Lantern Festival Returns to Belgrade and Novi Sad

Like every year, the most striking feature of the fest is the lantern installations lined alongside the river bank near the Galerija shopping mall at the Sava promenade. They light up every nightfall at 5 pm in the likenesses of real-world flora and fauna, plus a few recognizable creatures from the Chinese cultural lore like the legendary lung dragon. There’s a fire fountain hovering around, too.

The scenic, slightly extravagant light parade is signed by the famous lantern producer and operator Zigong Haitian, coming straight from the lantern capital of the world. They sure know how to light them up – the lanterns look as great in photos as they are arresting in person.

Oh, and they shine exquisitely against the Sava River so that you can go a little crazy with your photos on that front, as well.


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