Year of the Rat draws closer

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE - WANG GANG / FOR CHINA DAILY

Tourists visit a lantern fair mark­ing the Year of the Rat at Yuyuan Gar­den in Shang­hai on Mon­day. The fair, which fea­tures a gi­ant lantern of a golden rat, started on Fri­day and runs un­til Feb 11. The fair, which dates back to the Ming Dy­nasty (1368-1644), was added to the na­tional in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage list in 2010. The Chi­nese Lu­nar New Year falls on Jan 25.

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