Lantern Festival: spring is like the sea, and night is like day

The 15th of the first month of the lunar calendar is the Lantern Festival, also known as Shangyuan Festival, Yuanye and Deng Festival. It's the first month of the lunar calendar. Our ancients called the night "Xiao", so the 15th day of the first month is called as the “Yuanxiao” Festival, in English called “Lantern Festival”.

Qian Sima established the Taichu Calendar and listed the Lantern Festival as a major festival. Since the Sui, Tang and Song Dynasties, it has flourished. "Music Annals of the Sui Dynasty" says: "when the first month comes, all nations will come to the dynasty. They will stay outside Duan gate, in Jianguo gate till 15th, extending eight miles and forming a theater." tens of thousands of people take part in the singing and dancing, from dusky to dawn.

The 15th of the first month is the first full moon night of the year. It is also the night when the new year begins and the earth returns to spring. People celebrate it, and celebrate the continuation of the new year.

At Lantern Festival, eating tangyuan, reunion, family well-being, after the Lantern Festival it means the end of the lunar new year. Far away from homeland, we can still feel the strong flavor of new year and the feeling of home in Seaory. On the day of reunion, wish you all a full moon, a happy life, and all good.


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