The Lantern Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese have celebrated the Lantern Festival since the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – 221 A.D.). On this day, everybody would carry colourful lanterns and then gather in a public place for a big”lantern fair”. Fireworks displays and riddle-guessing contests were later incorporated to add to the festivity of the occasion. Also, it is time to eat rice soup dumplings – the dumplings are round, and symbolize family unity and completeness.
From Harvard Site
Taiwan Government Lantern Site Lots to look at and read.
Lantern Festival some nice photos.
Grade 6 Lesson Plan very basic but useful.
A description of The Lantern Festival of Quanzhou.
About – China Online beautiful photos and interesting information.
Make a Chinese Lantern with Enchanted Learning.
Make a lantern with the Kennedy Center
abcteach lantern – easy to follow instructions.