Happy Chinese Lantern Festival
Lunar New Year on the 15th of the first month, just after the Spring Festival, ushered in the traditional Chinese festival - the Lantern Festival.
This is also the first major festival after the Spring Festival. It is also one of the traditional festivals of the Chinese culture and the overseas Chinese. In 2008 June, the Lantern Festival into the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage.
The first month is the lunar January, the ancients said the night as "night", so called the fifteenth day of the Lantern Festival. The fifteenth day of the first month is the first full moon night, is also a re-start, the earth rejuvenation of the night, people to celebrate, but also to celebrate the continuation of New Year.
According to the Chinese folk tradition, in this sky Haoyue hanging on the night, people point to play lanterns to celebrate. Out of the full moon, flame lights put flame, hi guess riddles, eat the Lantern Festival, family reunion, celebrate the holidays, enjoyable.
With the passage of time, the activities of the Lantern Festival more and more local festivals increased when playing lanterns, playing lions, stepping on stilts, dredging Yangjiang Yangko, playing drums and other traditional folk performances. This heritage has been more than two thousand years of traditional festivals, not only prevalent in the two sides of the strait is in the overseas Chinese communities are also celebrating mid-life.