Lantern Festival

Every year, during the Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, people hang up red lanterns to create a festive atmosphere because lanterns are a symbol of reunion.   (Image:  JKT-c via   wikimedia  /  CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Legend of Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns, also called colored lanterns, originated in China approximately 1,800 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty. Every year, during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, people hang up red lanterns…

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Childhood Memories of Chinese New Year

I have lived outside China for over 20 years. After moving overseas, for more than 10 years I still chose to return to China to celebrate Chinese New Year. I…

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The Legend of Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns, also called colored lanterns, originated in China approximately 1,800 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty. Every year, during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the fifteenth day…