Happy Lantern Festival

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  • This is so education even for a Chinese, James. The Chinese also believe that we become one year older after eating Tang Yuan. Tang Yuan can now be eaten all year round as you can easily buy them ready made in supermarkets. Just drop them into a pot of boiling water with ginger and sugar added to taste. They are ready when they float to the surface.
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Happy Lantern Festival

  1. 1. Happy Lantern Festival <ul><li>From James Steed </li></ul>
  2. 2. Lantern Festival <ul><li>The Chinese Lantern Festival ( Yuan Xiao Jie ) is on 15th day of the 1 st Lunar month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the first lunar month is called “ yuan ”-month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>years ago the word for ‘night’ was “ xiao .” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Yuan Xiao Jie <ul><li>First full moon of the year, so </li></ul><ul><li>yuan (round) </li></ul><ul><li>xiao (night) </li></ul><ul><li>jie (festival) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The first lantern festival <ul><li>The Jade Emperor in Heaven was angry at a town for killing his favorite goose. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He planned to destroy the town with fire storm. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>For protection, a fairy told the town to put lanterns all over the town to make it look like it is burning. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The town puts up lanterns to fool the Jade Emperor. <ul><li>He saw the “fire” and believed the people suffered enough, so he stopped the firestorm early . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Now, people celebrate survival by carrying lanterns outside that night.
  9. 9. Today
  10. 10. Cities today compete for the best lantern festivals
  11. 11. Lanterns are now fancier.
  12. 12. Buddhas
  13. 13. Fruit and Flowers
  14. 14. Phoneix
  15. 15. Dragon
  16. 16. Power Animals
  17. 17. Sea Animals
  18. 18. Buildings
  19. 19. Lanterns and Fireworks
  20. 20. Fireworks
  21. 21. Sky Lanterns. Write your wish and your name on them and send them to heaven.
  22. 22. Two hundred wishes!
  23. 23. People will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns.
  24. 24. People eat Yuan Xiao: “ Tang Yuan ” moon-shaped sticky rice balls.
  25. 25. International Students in the USA celebrate away from home.
  26. 26. Making Tang Yuan with sesame.
  27. 27. Tang yuan
  28. 28. Tang Yuan with sweetened bean soup.
  29. 29. Would you like to?
  30. 30. Have a Happy Lantern Festival <ul><li>From Jim </li></ul>

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