The Lanertn Festival
The 15th day after the start of the Chinese New Year is the Lantern Festival.
Like the Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival is also a day of reunion. On this day, the family will gather again to eat “YuanXiao” and enjoy the lanterns. In ancient China, women were not allowed to go out at will, but during the Lantern Festival, the emperor would allow women to go out and play today, and go to the street to feel the festive atmosphere.
Yuanxiao, that is, "tangyuan" is filled with sugar, rose, sesame, bean paste, yellow laurel, walnut kernel, nuts, jujube, etc., and is wrapped in glutinous rice flour into a round shape, which can be succulent and has different flavors. It can be boiled, deep-fried, and steamed. It has a happy reunion.
The Lanterns is a traditional activity of the Lantern Festival. It began in the Western Han Dynasty and flourished in the Sui and Tang Dynasties. After the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the popularity of the past dynasties prevailed and passed on to later generations. On the fifteenth day of the first month, it is the climax of the annual fireworks. Therefore, the Lantern Festival is also called the "light festival" in the county town of Shanxi, the town level and even the township, the town, these residents concentrated, bustling and lively area, before the arrival of the first month of the 15th, the streets are full of lanterns, flowers everywhere, lights Swaying, reaching the climax on the fifteenth night of the first month.
Today, no matter where you are in the world, I hope that you can stay with your family and friends and spend the night happily.