CCTV’s Lantern Festival Gala may be not as spectacular as the Spring Festival Gala. But for many Chinese, it’s still an event they make sure to be in front of the TV for. On Friday organizers wrapped up a successful rehearsal.
This year, the Lantern Festival Gala is putting an emphasis on the atmosphere of the festivities. The show features songs, dances and skits, with some performers working outside their usual disciplines. Performers of some of the acts from the Spring Festival Gala will also be on hand.
As per years past, the show will also present performances that could not be included in the Spring Festival Gala because of time limits. The gala will be broadcast on Sunday evening, the night of the traditional Lantern Festival.