Like most Chinese festivals, the Lantern Festival has its own special food, called “tang yuan”. These are round, glutinous rice dumplings with sweet or spicy fillings.
The dumplings are said to symbolize both the first full moon and family utility and completeness. Part of the lantern festival tradition involves a game to guess riddles attached to the lanterns.
In the old days the riddles were obscure literary allusions to the Chinese classics and so were mainly the preserve of the educated classes. Stilt-walking, drumming and dragon and lion dancing are the main entertainment forms of the Lantern Festival.
The Lantern Festival, also known as Shangyuan Festival, is celebrated on January 15th on Chinese lunar calendar.It is the first full moon night in Chinese lunar year, symbolizing the coming back of the spring.The Lantern Festival is deemed as a good day for family get-together.
According to the custom of China, people on that night will carry nice lanterns and go out to appreciate the moon, light fireworks, guess lantern riddles, and eat sweet dumplings to celebrate the fest...
Lantern Festival is a China's traditional festival. It is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar year.
I,antern Festival is one of the biggest holidays in China. Several days before Lantern Festival, people begin to make lanterns. Lanterns are made in the shape of different animals, vegetables, fruits and many, other things. While making lanterns people usually write riddles on lanterns. On the eve of Lantern Festival, all the lanterns are hung up.
On Lantern Festival people go outside to have a look at the lanterns and guess the riddles on the lanterns. Perhaps you call see some wonderful folk performances,Dragon Dance and Yangko. Everything is very interesting and everyone is very happy. Our life is rich and varied.
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The annual Lantern Festival arrived, and I came to my grandma's house with a happy mood.
My grandmother had already prepared the lantern for me and my sister, and I was a smiling piggy, with a lovely appearance and a little belly. Sister's is a small dragonfly, its wings are like real, able to move back and forth. Before dinner, grandma asked me and my sister to shine a lantern on the granary and corner, and grandma said that the place would not be a worm in the four seasons.
After dinner, we again outside fireworks, daddy is holding a big fireworks, in the middle of the yard, a ignition, scratching, see flames, the fireworks into a golden ball, flying in all directions, so beautiful, my sister and I the excited jumped down.
How happy I was on the fifteenth day of the first month!
On the 15th day of the first lunar month, the Lantern Festival is celebrated on the Lantern Festival. Our school is no exception, each student eats two big rice dumplings. The teacher said: "the students who eat the red jujube can get an unexpected gift, and can also take a photo as a souvenir."
Before eating yuanxiao I silently pray: red date ah red date you will I hide in my yuanxiao? And that lucky fellow won't be me? I took the first yuanxiao to bite down, alas! It was bean paste, but very sweet, I think: there is a little hope, I did not hesitate to pick up the second yuanxiao can't wait to bite down, the luck is really bad, is the food, but very fragrant. Although today did not eat the red date of the Lantern Festival, but I am also very happy, because I and the teacher, the students in the New Year happily passed a lively Lantern Festival!
There was a sea of people, and the lanterns were gathered together like a meeting. It's hilarious. The lantern dazzled me. The lamp has big, small, color is different, the shape is strange. The most interesting thing is the golden pig lamp. Let me introduce you!
The golden pig lamp was made of several pieces of wire, and the body was made of a few golden sponges. A few smiles on her face. Really cute! It looks like running. The pig tail of the golden pig had a note on it, which said: happy Lantern Festival.
After watching the eye-catching golden pig lamp, go to the green light!
Two hands came out from below, beside the woods and meadows. There is also an o line "stream", "brook" water is really "clear see low" ah. You can think of it as a mirror! There are two bamboo rafts in the "stream" of the word "stream". I think they must be looking at the scenery! How is it? It's beautiful!<...
After the Spring Festival, here comes the Lantern Festival. In China, people celebrate it on the lunar calendar fifteen. It symbolizes the short rest has come to an end after the spring festival; people need to get back to work with their best wishes in the brand-new year. We all celebrated this festival with plenty of food and fun. The most important and traditional food on the Lantern Festival is Tang-yuan. With sweet and soft rice outside and peanuts or sesame inside, this little rice ball stand for the happy reunion, and the best wish for the whole families. Apart from having dinner with parents and relatives, there are also lots of activities on that day. The Lantern shows as well as guessing riddles are part of the Lantern Festival; and the most interesting part of the show is that the riddles are written on the Lantern. After dinner, the whole families go to the lantern fair, to enjoy the happiness in this moment.
In every city, there are always a main street known for its lantern fair, on that special day, the street will become as bright as daylight in the night with myriads of lanterns and streams of spectators. At this moment, the happiness in the heart is beyond all description. By watching various lanterns, eating sweet Tang Yuan, and hanging out with the people we love, thinking of the bright future in front of us. It’s worth everything.
Abortion in window , the fifteenth day of the first like year, the family is not only to reunite and then eat dinner, evening also particularly lively, a rally playing dragon lantern and lion dance, and guess riddles, fireworks and other community activities.
The fifteenth day of the first in the north also have very busy, as the fourteenth year eat meal again, and then continue to three days after years (for small the first 15 and 16 for small 2, 17 for small 3). Until the 18th day, people began to put into normal production work.
Regardless of the south north, the fifteenth day of this day have a family reunion to eat yuanxiao. "Yuanxiao" name of the food, is said to have appeared in the early yuan dynasty, because people are used to eat it in the night of the Lantern Festival.
Yuanxiao, like the rice cakes of the Spring Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival dumplings are festive food. Yuanxiao is symbol of family reunion like full moon, good wishes of the people for the future life. Yuanxiao "tangyuan" "mariko" and "water circle" "soup pill" "floating mariko" lactose mariko ", "business" wing "is the name a person, is made from glutinous rice, or solid, or with stuffing. Fillings such as bean paste, sugar, hawthorn, boiled, Fried, steamed, Fried can.
The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, usually in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. As early as the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), it had become a festival with great significance.
This day's important activity is watching lanterns. Throughout the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), Buddhism flourished in China. One emperor heard that Buddhist monks would watch sarira, or remains from the cremation of Buddha's body, and light lanterns to worship Buddha on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, so he ordered to light lanterns in the imperial palace and temples to show respect to Buddha on this day. Later, the Buddhist rite developed into a grand festival among common people and its influence expanded from the Central Plains to the whole of China.
Till today, the lantern festival is still held each year around the country. Lanterns of various shapes and sizes are hung in the streets, attracting countless visitors. Children will hold self-made or bought lanterns to stroll with on the streets, extremely excited. "Guessing lantern riddles"is an essential part of the Festival.