Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival

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.