16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Auspicious Day

“Clouds cover the moon on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month (Mid-autumn Festival); then snow hits the light on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).” is an agricultural proverb commonly used in China. It promises a good weather and a good harvest in the coming new year. People usually hang red lanterns, which symbolize happiness and joy, before the Spring Festival. When snow falls on the big red lanterns on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, the scene makes people feel relaxed and happy. It's a good day that people look forward to.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Kaiyuan, China
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Copyright: © Zheping Li