The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival because the first lunar month is called yuan-month and in the ancient times people called night Xiao. The 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. So the day is also called Yuan Xiao Festival in China.
According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. At this time, people will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns and eat yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) and get all their families united in the joyful atmosphere .
This year, the Lantern Festival, after dinner, we went to watch the lantern and fireworks.
Just after seven, we came to the new city watching lanterns, huge crowds of people here, lantern variety, novel design, various shapes, municipal government before the entire street Christmas, dazzling, attracted tens of thousands of people come to watch; have people doing business early to set up stalls, some car came from the countryside for miles also, the little boy rode on his father's neck, holding Tomatoes on sticks while eating. Eight o'clock, the sky in the municipal building next to a blossoming fireworks display, wow! What a beautiful night sky! I saw the deep blue sky full of colorful fireworks, fireworks open as a ball, like snowflakes, like a ribbon with the meteor, the dark sky shine like day, the Lantern Festival night become very beautiful, I was fascinated by the.
A colorful fireworks in the sky, fireworks explode after a blossoming flowers falling down, and even some flowers with a shiny things, like a colorful meteor; some fireworks exploded after the double decker, went on to become the animal shape; some later began to explode like a meteor shower. Brush down; and as a gold color, the sky became the city of The brightness dazzles the eyes. are boiling…… The colorful lanterns were hung high in the air and sparkled. The beautiful lantern has added a beautiful color to it. How beautiful the night of the Lantern Festival is!
The Lantern Festival which occurs on the 15-th day of the First Month of the Chinese Year marks the end of the New Year's Holidays.
Lanterns are everywhere. A most interesting tradition is the posting of riddles called 'Lantern Riddles.' Riddles are written on pieces of paper and posted on lanterns or wall. Any one solving the riddle is awarded a prize. And the food for lantern festival is Tang Yuan i have made some Tang Yuan in a ginger soup my wife got a serious cold so i cooked a pot of ginger soup for her. I look forward to the next spring festival.