Have a nice Lantern Festival

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-02-10

What's your plan to spend the Lantern Festival this year?
The Lantern Festival is a traditional event in China. It falls on the 15th day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The tradition of the event can be traced back to Qin Dynasty (221BC-207BC) and the event was named as the Lantern Festival by Emperor Wendi (202BC-157BC) of the Han Dynasty.

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Lanterns Watching

The 2017 Chengdu International Panda Lantern Carnival puts on seven themed programs featuring the Chinese New Year, food and snacks, amusement & performances, shopping festival, fireworks display, tulip lanterns, and farming experience. Over 130 groups of large and medium-sized lanterns and festive lamps are put on show at the venue.

Temple Fair

The 2017 Chengdu Temple Fair is held Jan 23-Feb 12 at the Wuhou Shrine Museum, with hundreds of performances and four exhibitions to be staged.

Sweet Rice Balls

People in southern China have the custom of eating the sweet sticky rice ball (Tang Yuan, 汤圆or元宵in Chinese), which symbolizes the happy reunion of the family.
Have a nice Lantern Festival!
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