San Juan Capistrano, home of the swallows. Every spring thousands of migrating swallows return to San Juan Capistrano from South America. Their annual arrival is celebrated with a festival held on March 19, St. Joseph's day.
The Annual lantern festival takes place in the city of Tianjin, located 100 km (62 miles) east of Beijing February 9, 2009. The lantern festival marks the last day of the two-week Chinese lunar new year or Spring Festival.