What is the Lantern Festival? – Lantern Festival Origin

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This article should tell you the Lantern Festival Origin, What is the Lantern Festival?

Lantern Festival is the first month 15th of Lunar calendar. Furthermore, known as the Shang Yuan Festival, Yuan Night, the Lantern Festival. Around a lot to say about the origin of the Chinese Lantern Festival, there are three theories as to spread wider.

Lantern Festival Origin

  1. The Lantern Festival is the Han Emperor to commemorate the “Ping Lu,” such as, because it is the first month 15th in the year, to quell the chaos of Lu;
  2. The people celebrated the Lantern Festival is the first full moon night in the year also called the “Shang Yuan Festival”;
  3. The Lantern Festival originated from the “Torch Festival”, the Han people in the countryside who hold torches to drive worm beast, they hope that can reduce pests and have a good harvest.
silk lanterns in the lantern fesitval

silk lanterns in the lantern fesitval

Lantern Festival at the present time

At the present time, Chinese Lantern Festival have a great developmental, the Giant Lantern Display became the most important activities for it’s full of commercial value and cultural connotations.

For example the Auckland Lantern Festival, the Canada Toronto Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival, the Greater Vancouver International Lantern Festival, the Lantern Festival in Singapore Chinese Garden.





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