Today is the Lantern Festival, the Lantern Festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the first full moon night of the year.
Lantern customs starting from the Han Dynasty, and in Tang Dynasty, lantern activities are more prosperous, the palace, the streets everywhere hanging lamp, but also to establish the tall lamp wheel, floor lamps and lamp tree.
Song Dynasty pay more attention to the Lantern Festival, activities to be carried out five days lanterns, lights style is also more abundant. In the Ming Dynasty lanterns 10 days in a row, which is China’s longest of the Festival of Lights. Qing Dynasty lantern activity although only three days, but a large-scale lanterns event, unprecedented, in addition to different lanterns also have the fun fireworks.
In Lantern festival have the customs of eating “Tang Yuan”. One food made of glutinous rice.There are red bean paste filling, red dates, black sesame seeds and meat filling. You can boil, fried, steam it. The name is similar to the “reunion” pronunciation, take the meaning of reunion, a symbol of family unity and happiness, harmony and happiness, people miss this parting of loved ones, and placed on the desire for a better future life.