Let’s Celebrate The Lantern Festival

Kelly Chan   |   August 30, 2021

Falling on the 15th day of the first month of the Lunar Year, the Lantern Festival takes place under a full moon, and marks the end of Chinese New Year festivities. The Lantern Festival dates back to shrouded legends of the Han Dynasty over 2000 years ago.

This festival is also regarded as the Chinese version of St. Valentine’s Day, a day celebrating love and affection between lovers in Chinese tradition and culture.

Yuan Xiao or Tang Yuan would be a must in the Lantern Festival. Made of balls of glutinous rice, sometimes rolled around a filling of sesame, peanuts, vegetable, or meat is Yuan Xiao. And Tang Yuan are often cooked in red-bean or other kinds of soup. The round shape symbolizes wholeness and unity.

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