Lantern Festival, also known as Shangyuan Festival, Little New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve or Lantern Festival, is one of the traditional Chinese festivals. The first lunar month is the first month of the lunar calendar. The ancients called “night” as “xiao”. The fifteenth of the first month is the first full moon night of the year, so the fifteenth of the first month is called the “Lantern Festival.” According to the Taoist “Sanyuan”, the fifteenth day of the first lunar month is also called the “Shangyuan Festival”. The custom of Lantern Festival has been dominated by the custom of warm and festive lantern viewing since ancient times.
The Lantern Festival is one of the traditional festivals between China and the Chinese character cultural circle and overseas Chinese. The Lantern Festival mainly includes a series of traditional folk activities such as viewing lanterns, eating dumplings, guessing lantern riddles, and setting off fireworks. In addition, many local Lantern Festivals also added traditional folk performances such as dragon lanterns, lion dances, walking on stilts, paddling boats, twisting yangko, and playing Taiping drums. The Lantern Festival was selected as the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage.
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Post time: Feb-26-2021