The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival because the first lunar month is called yuan-month and in the ancient times people called night Xiao. The 15th day is the first night to see a full moon. So the day is also called Yuan Xiao Festival in China.
According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. At this time, people will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns and eat yuanxiao （glutinous rice ball） and get all their families united in the joyful atmosphere.
Lantern Festival is a China’s traditional festival. It is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar year. I,antern Festival is one of the biggest holidays in China. Several days before Lantern Festival, people begin to make lanterns. Lanterns are made in the shape of different animals, vegetables, fruits and many, other things. While making lanterns people usually write riddles on lanterns. On the eve of Lantern Festival, all the lanterns are hung up.
On Lantern Festival people go outside to have a look at the lanterns and guess the riddles on the lanterns. Perhaps you call see some wonderful folk performances,Dragon Dance and Yangko. Everything is very interesting and everyone is very happy. Our life is rich and varied.
The first day of the Lunar New Year is "the welcoming of the gods of the heavens and earth."Many people abstain from meat on the first day of the new year because it is believed that this will ensure long and happy lives for them.
On the second day, the Chinese pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods. They are extra kind to dogs and feed them well as it is believed that the second day is the birthday of all dogs.
The third and fourth days are for the sons-in-laws to pay respect to their parents-in-law.
The fifth day is called Po Woo. On that day people stay home to welcome the God of Wealth. No one visits families and friends on the fifth day because it will bring both parties bad luck.
On the sixth to the 10th day, the Chinese visit their.
Great China, blooming flower of carved 56 nationalities. Different regions, different customs are memorable, whether the Tibetan sholton, or yi people's torch festival.
The han nationality of the Lantern Festival is the most let I addicted. It has more than two thousand years of history, in today's China popular is of no doubt. The Lantern Festival of its name, because its festival and customs activities in the first month in a year （yuan） on the fifteenth day of night （night） to hold.
The Lantern Festival, the first great achievement of the nature is yuanxiao. No matter the south north, to the fifteenth day this day, men, women and children around the table and to end on a few bowl of steaming glutinous balls, the steam in a small house and now and then the clouded spread a few happy laughter sound.