People fly Kongming lanterns to celebrate New Year of Dai ethnic group
People fly Kongming lanterns by the Lancang River in Jinghong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province on April 13 to celebrate the New Year of the Dai ethnic group. /Xinhua Photo

People fly Kongming lanterns by the Lancang River in Jinghong City, southwest China's Yunnan Province on April 13 to celebrate the New Year of the Dai ethnic group. /Xinhua Photo

The Kongming lantern is a small hot air balloon made of paper with a small fire suspended at the opening bottom. /Xinhua Photo 

The Kongming lantern is a small hot air balloon made of paper with a small fire suspended at the opening bottom. /Xinhua Photo 

People write wishes on the lantern's paper, flying them in the sky in hopes that their wishes come true. /Xinhua Photo 

People write wishes on the lantern's paper, flying them in the sky in hopes that their wishes come true. /Xinhua Photo 

The New Year celebration, including rowing dragon boats and water sprinkling, will last for three days. /Xinhua Photo 

The New Year celebration, including rowing dragon boats and water sprinkling, will last for three days. /Xinhua Photo