Happy Lantern Festival

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Today is the 15th of Chinese New Year (CYN) and last day of celebrating CYN. This is the day we celebrate Lantern Festival starting the day with dragon and lion dancing. Later in the evening, many colourful lanterns will be lit as a part of celebration and riddles will also written on some of the lanterns traditionally.

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Image courtesy: http://www.pptbackgroundstemplates.com/chinese-temple-lanterns-800×600.html

Few days ago, I found a shopping mall in Hong Kong actually took the traditional concept to spice up the mall by displaying electricΒ lanterns with riddles on them. I immediately took some quick snaps for you all to enjoy. I think it would be fun if you could try solving the riddles. πŸ˜‰

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Although it is Lantern Festival today, some consider this special day as Chinese Valentine’s Day because of the romantic vibes given by the beautiful lanterns.

Obviously, we can’t end the day without eating something sweet. We eat glutinous rice balls to symbolize having unity and harmony in family while enjoying the stunning full moon.

Glutinous rice balls

Happy Lantern Festival/ Chinese Valentine’s Day all my lovely friends! ❀

*Answers will be posted next week. Stay tuned for that πŸ™‚

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46 thoughts on “Happy Lantern Festival

    1. Thank you very much Jithin! πŸ™‚ I don’t know if I am going out tonight as I know it will be extremely crowded and I don’t have a DSLR camera, so I might not be able to take some good pictures from far away 😦

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  1. This post is so Coo! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I have been waiting to use our “secret code word” πŸ™‚
    Seriously, I love the lights and the whole celebration. Lovely photos πŸ™‚
    OK Here are my answers to your riddles ( I Love puzzles)
    The rare and curious creature – A Dragon
    Wearing fluffy jackets – A Sheep – or Ram for Chinese zodiac
    Narrow red river – A thermometer?
    Enjoy the end of your New Year celebrations πŸ™‚

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    1. hahaha Glad to see you using our secret code in real life πŸ˜› I guess we won’t leave “coo” alone from now onward πŸ˜›

      Thank you very much for your sweet compliment and so chuffed to know how much you enjoyed this post! πŸ™‚ Also, thank you for participating and I’ll post the answers next week for sure πŸ™‚ Enjoying the last day of celebration now πŸ˜›

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  2. Gorgeous pics dear !!! I love festivals πŸ˜€ I couldn’t think of any answers but Sci’s witty answers look jus the right ones to me πŸ˜€ Have lots of fun and keep sharing more of lantern festival,they are gorgeous πŸ™‚

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  3. The temple lanterns are beautiful but those in the mall are excellent, Khloe. What fun riddles. Your smilley-faced rice balls made me hoot, too. Your photos are wonderful and it sounds as though you all had lots of fun. πŸ™‚

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  4. It’s great to know what other cultures celebrate,how they take,their faith and spirit and turn it into a world all to their own,I truly believe this is what makes life so wonderful,so diverse,it’s great to see and hear
    Happy happy,Joy joy

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    1. Well said my dear friend! It is what makes each culture so special πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed this post and thank you for your continuous support! Have a beautiful day with good vibes and positivity Sheldon! πŸ˜‰

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  5. Such a great post…and I wish I would have gotten out and seen the sights (and photographed them as well), but was lazy/tired and crashed early πŸ™‚

    This is such a great holiday period, and you bring it out for us all to see and experience. From my past experiences of CNY in HK and China, it is always the Lantern Festival that gets my mind an imagination going. Cheers ~

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! πŸ™‚ I do understand that. You must be very tired because of jet lag. Don’t worry! I just post some lantern pictures which I captured last night. Check it out if you are interested. πŸ˜‰

      Yes, I agree. It’s a great holiday period when everywhere looks so festival. Aww thank you again! You are very kind and sweet to say that. Lantern Festival is a wonderful festival to keep our mind busy with all the beautiful imaginations for sure πŸ˜› Cheers and have a good evening! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      1. Great I will check this out this morning ~ it is always a bit sad after the holiday season ends…getting ready for the next one I suppose πŸ™‚ This afternoon I head up to Hangzhou for a wedding and about 2-weeks of work, the food up there is excellent so it won’t be too bad. Cheers!

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      2. Cool! I agree…It happens to me also…I guess everything in holiday season is just way too fancy so we can hardly go back to the reality lol πŸ˜› Yes, you’re right. Easter is coming soon so no need to be sad about it πŸ˜‰ Nice, have fun and enjoy yourself in the wedding! πŸ™‚ Cheers!!! πŸ˜‰

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