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The Lantern Festival

Time: 2016-2-22  Clicks: 806

    Today is the Lantern Festival of 2016, the last day of Chinese Lunar Year Celebration. Chinese had celebrate this traditional festival from Han Dynasty.

    We have plenty special things to do in this day.

Eating Yuanxiao:

    Yuanxiao is a special food for Lantern Festival. It is a kind of sweet dumpling, Which is made with sticky rice flour filled with sweet stuffing. Like Peanut, sesames, coconut stuffing, sugar etc. It is very easy to cook. Just put in the boiling water for a few minutes. The families gather to have dinner and sweetly dessert together.

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Guessing Lantern Riddles

    Guessing Lantern Riddles is the essential part of this festival. The Riddles were written by the owner on a piece of paper, Stick on the lantern and hang on the street.

    People will go on the street to see the lantern after the dinner. They walk on the street and check every lantern they find. If they have answer on the riddles, they will take the paper to the owner to check. And they will get little gift from the owner if they are right. As the Lantern Riddles are interesting and full of wisdom, it is very popular in China since Song Dynasty.

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Watch Fireworks

    After dinner, Peoples go on the street except for magnificent lanterns and fireworks. Most families spare some fireworks from the Spring Festival and let them off in the Lantern Festival. Some local governments will even organize a fireworks party. when the first full moon enters the New Year, people become really intoxicated by the imposing fireworks and bright moon in the sky.

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    Best wishes to everyone in the world. Hope there are no more war again.


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