Happy Lantern Festival
The Lantern Festival of 2012 falls on February 6. There is no holiday for this traditional festival. Schedule of Lantern Festival in recent years is showed in the table on the right.
Introduction to Lantern Festival
Falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, Lantern Festival is the first significant festival after Spring Festival, so called because the most important activity during the night of the event is watching lanterns. And because every household eats yuanxiao (a rice ball stuffed with different fillings) on that day, it is called Yuan Xiao Festival. For its rich and colorful activities, it is regarded as the most recreational among all the Chinese festivals and a festival for appreciating the bright full moon, and family reunion.
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