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Lantern Festival

The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival because the first lunar month is called yuan-month and in the ancient times people called night Xiao. The 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. So the day is also called Yuan Xiao Festival in China. According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. Lantern, a kind of ancient lamps, as early as the eighth century of the tang dynasty was recorded by the use of lanterns up. Lantern Festival lanterns custom originated in the Han Dynasty in the early years, but According to legend, Emperor Xuan zong of Tang in the Lantern Festival on the Shang yang Palace hung lanterns to celebrate the peace and prosperity, lantern culture is still widely popular In addition to lighting, there are other implications. When every year in the Lunar month ancient school begins, the parents will provide their children with a lantern. Light lit by the teacher that symbol the future of the students will bright. Later this evolved into customs that people carry lanterns on lantern festival.