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Lantern Festival 2010

Happy Lantern Festival! Today marks the end of the series of celebrations starting from the Chinese New Year. Lantern Festival always falls on the 15th day after CNY. It is also the 1st night to see a full moon.

From a Mommy’s perspective, it ends 2 weeks of firecrackers during nap time.

This afternoon, I tried to get the kids excited about going downtown to see the lanterns. Schäfer mostly just wanted more seaweed. Sianna wanted to blow bubbles. She’s mastered her new skill.

Schäfer requested one final photo with Sianna before we got out the door.

The main square downtown.

The square was crowded with families waiting for the next batch of riddles to be hung. Others were waiting on the night performance. Schäfer had a good time popping bubbles.

He also tried to fly a kite, but there was no wind.

Happy 1st Lantern Festival Sianna!

To me, Lantern Festival is: lanterns + riddles + tong yuan

The riddles are hung and prizes await.

Schäfer wasn’t so interesting in solving riddles. He really wanted to play with these 3D wooden puzzles.

There are so many varieties of Tong Yuan: black sesame, peanut, red bean, chocolate, etc.

There were even riddles in the frozen section next to the tong yuan.

Happy Lantern Festival!

1 comment to Lantern Festival 2010

  • pod fan

    I’m amazed at how different Lantern Festival is for you than for us. Such different customs in the same country! And look at all your green grass in the square! That’s fab!

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