Nagasaki Lantern Festival

A two-week celebration for Chinese New Year

Feb 5
Feb 19
Venue: Nagasaki When: Feb 5th - Feb 19th 2020 ,  5:00pm - 10:00pm

Nagasaki boasts Japan’s oldest Chinatown and those cultural ties are celebrated annually in this two-week festival that corresponds with the first fifteen days of the Chinese New Year.

Much of the activity centers in and around Nagasaki’s Chinatown, with parades and cultural performances. Many of the shows have their roots in traditional Chinese culture, such as lion dances and the Mazu Procession, a parade that recreates the route Chinese sailing crews once used to enter the port city.

A full schedule of the festival’s events can be found at the local tourist information centers.

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 9 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo. 

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Tristan Scholze 4 months ago
This festival is a lot of fun! Great time to visit Nagasaki.