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Lantern festival prepared by karen

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Introduce Lantern Festival,such as origin, customs, food etc

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Lantern festival prepared by karen

  1. 1. Chinese Lantern Festival is one of the most popular festivals being celebrated in China. This is also called Yuan Xiao Festival because the 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. Made by Karen from Reede
  2. 2. Taiyi, the God of Heaven Control the destiny of the human world Decided when to inflict drought, storms, famine or pestilence upon human beings Since Qinshihuang time All subsequent emperors ordered splendid ceremonies each year Emperors asked Taiyi of favourable weather and good health to him and his people Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty made it as one of the most important celebrations and would last throughout the night Tianguan, the Taoist god Responsible for good fortune His birthday falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month Tianguan likes all types of entertainment The followers prepare various kinds of activities on his birthday People pray for good fortune Made by Karen from Reede
  3. 3. Chinese Ghost Festival (About 563-483 BC) Halloween (About 1000-500BC) Valentine’s Day (About 200-299 AD) Chinese Lantern Festival (About 581-618 AD) Made by Karen from Reede
  4. 4. Prepare Yuanxiao Step 1 Step 2 Make lanterns from red construction paper and decorate them with pictures, sequence or riddles Step 3 Attend Chinese Lantern Festival activities sponsored by local Chinese Community. They often include parades, dances, acrobatics and food. Also, many larger cities hold glowing lantern parades!Step 4 Having lantern festival party. Provide space for people to make their own lanterns. Set off firecrackers and serve traditional Chinese food. Step 5 Play Guess the Lantern Riddle Step 6 Matchmaker! Lantern Festival is also considered to be Chinese Valentine’s Day! Made by Karen from Reede
  5. 5. The history of Yuan Xiao: Besides entertainment and beautiful lanterns, another important part of this festival is eating small dumpling balls made of glutinous rice flour. It is said that the custom of eating Yuan Xiao originated during the Eastern Jin Dynasty in the fourth century, then became popular during the Tang and Song periods. Glutinous Rice Balls Reunion Peace
  6. 6. special celebrations dragon lantern dance Stilts-Walking (with long stilt tied to their feet ) Made by Karen from Reede
  7. 7. Sky lantern Prayer Beautiful wish Big Red Lanterns Good luck and happiness Festive atmosphere Made by Karen from Reede

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