Photos: Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration at Navy Pier

Sunday was the last day of Chinese New Year. The 15-day holiday began on January 31, 2014, and Chicago organizations pulled out all the stops, hosting a variety of community-wide celebrations over the last two weeks.

One of the last events was the Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration held on Sunday, February 16 at Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens. The palm tree and sunlight-filled Crystal Gardens was the perfect setting for the celebration, which featured live music, dance performances, a retail marketplace, and kids craft stations provided by the Chinese Fine Arts Society and other local organizations and businesses. Here's a look at images from the event:

The Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration kicked off Navy Pier's Neighborhoods of the World event, which takes place over the course of seven Sundays throughout the winter and celebrates the many ethnic communities of Chicago. Next up is Celebrate Lithuania, which will take place on Sunday, March 2.

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