What is a sky lantern festival? 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.
What country is the sky lantern festival in?
|Lantern Festival 元宵節 元宵节|
|Significance||Marks the end of the Chinese New Year|
|Observances||Flying of paper lanterns; Consumption of tangyuan|
Where can I see floating lanterns?
- Yi Peng Festival of Lights: Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Hoi An Lantern Festival: Hoi An, Vietnam.
- Festival of Lights or Diwali: India.
- Spring Lantern Festival or Shangyuan Festival: China.
- Lantern Floating Ceremony: Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival: Pingxi, Taiwan.
What month are sky lanterns celebrated? Today, the Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, which generally falls sometime in February or early March. Like many traditional Chinese holidays, the Lantern Festival has a long history.