What does the Lantern Festival celebrate? Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Festival, holiday celebrated in China and other Asian countries that honours deceased ancestors on the 15th day of the first month (Yuan) of the lunar calendar. The Lantern Festival aims to promote reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness.
Where is the sky Lantern Festival? Today, this practice of releasing sky lanterns is the most popular festival in Taiwan. Every year during the Sky Lantern Festival, another distinctive celebration takes place in Taiwan (in Taitung City). It’s popular as the Bombing of Lord Handan.
Where is the Lantern Festival in UK? If you’re in London you can visit Chinatown and use Chinese Arts Now’s Augmented Chinatown App to explore the history of the area while you take in the festivities. Battersea Power Station also has a light festival that includes digital origami tigers that you can visit for free until February 27, 2022.
Where is the most famous Lantern Festival? Yi Peng, Thailand
The biggest ceremony takes place in Chiang Mai each year where you will see thousands of stunningly illuminated lanterns float up into the sky, candles lining the little sois (lanes), special parades, and floating flower offerings floating on the Ping River.