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Lunar calendar, the fifteenth, China, the tradition of the LanternFestival, festival, dance, celebrate, pray for the new year, good luck, happiness and good health.At the same time, the local government also took the opportunity to promote its policies. continue reading
Did you know that the Jack-o-Lantern was, originally, not a pumpkin but a turnip? Let me tell you the story...Stingy Jack was a trickster and he was very mean. One day Stingy Jack tricked the devil into climbing an apple tree. Once the devil was on the tree Stingy Jack placed crosses around the tree trapping the devil. In order to be free the devil had to promise Stingy Jack not to take his soul when he died.Years passed and Stingy Jack died. Heaven did not want him and the devil kept his... continue reading
The Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao Jie is a traditional Chinese festival, which is on the 15th of the first month of the Chinese New Year. The festival marks the end of the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.Chinese started to celebrate the Lantern Festival from the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 221 AD). Like most other Chinese festivals, there is also a story behind the Festival. It is also believed that the festival has Taoist origins.Yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball) or Tangyuan is the special... continue reading
This year is the Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox,during the Spring Festival, China is full of joyous atmosphere everywhere.While celebrating Chinese New Year all over China, each place has their own characteristics.But there is only a common Chinese symbol, every place is the same,this is a red lantern of China.Since ancient times. The red lantern of China is not merely a kind of illuminations, it symbolizes the happiness even more, happy and beautiful yearning for the future.I will introduce... continue reading
How to Make a LanternA lantern is one kind of Chinese handicraft. Here is how to make a lantern. It's easy, so give it a try.Steps:1. Use a rectangular piece of paper and draw some drawings you like on it.2. Fold the paper into strips repeatedly from the downside to the upside.3. Curve the folded paper into a circle and stick it from one end to the other.4. Stick a base on the bottom of the lantern and put a candle on the base.5. Put a lid on the top of the lantern and stick... continue reading
"Guessing lantern riddles"is an essential part of the Festival. Lantern owners write riddles on a piece of paper and post them on the lanterns. If visitors have solutions to the riddles, they can pull the paper out and go to the lantern owners to check their answer. If they are right, they will get a little gift. The activity emerged during people's enjoyment of lanterns in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). As riddle guessing is interesting and full of wisdom, it has become popular among all social strata.... continue reading
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