Happy Lantern Festival!

As you may know, today is the Lantern Festival in China! Yuan Xiao Jie Kuai Le! Happy Lantern Festival!

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Began over 2000 years ago, the festival has developed many meanings. It celebrates family reunions and society. It features ancient spiritual traditions. The many activities include moon gazing, lighting lanterns, riddles,and lion dances.

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In addition to being a visually striking holiday of lights, the Chinese Lantern Festival is also a great festival for fans of food. The traditional tang yuan eaten on this holiday are usually filled with sesame, red bean, or peanut paste. They are thought to bring happiness and good luck in the new year. The round shape of the tangyuan symbolizes unity and togetherness.

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May Lantern Festival be filled with happiness for you.


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