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Where is the Lantern Festival held?
Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Festival, holiday celebrated in China and other Asian countries that honours deceased ancestors on the 15th day of the first month (Yuan) of the lunar calendar.
What food is eaten during the Lantern Festival?
The traditional food eaten on Lantern Festival is a glutinous rice ball typically filled with sweet red bean paste, sesame paste, or peanut butter and round in shape. It is called "Yuanxiao" and "Tangyuan" in northern and southern China respectively.
What does the lantern mean in Chinese New Year?
Made of paper, the lantern, called lampion here, is the main focus of attention of the celebration as it symbolizes the wish for a bright future. In addition, the Chinese believe that while red is a symbol of happiness, gold is a symbol of wealth. ... The Chinese lantern is really at the heart of the celebration.
How Do Chinese Celebrate the Lantern Festival?
1) Lighting and Watching Lanterns. Lighting and appreciating lanterns is the main activity of the festival. ...
2) Guessing Lantern Riddles. Lantern owners write riddles on paper notes and pasted them upon the colorful lanterns. ...
3) Lion Dances. ...
4) Eating Tangyuan (Yuanxiao)