Today is the Chinese Lantern Festival

posted on 9th of february, 2009

The Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao Jie is a traditional Chinese festival, which is on the 15th of the first month of the Chinese New Year. The festival marks the end of the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.

Chinese started to celebrate the Lantern Festival from the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 221 AD). Like most other Chinese festivals, there is also a story behind the Festival. It is also believed that the festival has Taoist origins.

This is a festival for people having fun. On the night of the festival, people go on streets with a variety of lanterns under the full moon, watching lions or dragon dancing, playing Chinese riddles and games, and lighting up firecrackers. There is really a lot of fun for the young and the...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Ff0000 on February 11, 2009
Thank for your chinese culture.
Posted by Bendao on February 10, 2009
Hi,Tomdraug. I'm very glad that you are interest in Chinese culture. Chinese calligraphy and Wei-Chi (Wei-Qi?) include a lot , they are interesting and need long time to train. I wish you can visit China as early as possible . Where there is a will, there is a way.
Posted by Tomdraug on February 10, 2009
Thank you! Great pictures what a nice festival. I am very fond of chinese culture, I try some calligraphy and I play wei-chi a lot. I plan to make a visit too, but no opportunity so far.
Good luck!

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