The Chinese Spring Festival is the most important and longest celebration for families within Chinese culture. On the final day of the Festival, which is the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar (usually falling in February or early March) comes the spectacular Lantern Festival.
It is a day of reunion for families and for couples. In ancient times this day was extra special and important for families and couples because Chinese women were not allowed out to go out and this festival was the one day without any restrictions placed on them. Due to the lack of constraints on this day there were many romantic love stories that blossomed. This is the reason why it was seen as Valentines’ day in the olden times.
During the day of the lantern festival, the most notable and beautiful part of the many ceremonial events that take place is the lighting of lanterns to pray to the gods. These lanterns fill the sky creating a magnificent sea of floating wishes. There would be Lantern riddle events, people would write riddles on the lanterns and lit them up. Friends always get together to celebrate this event, have some wine and write poetry. Sometimes people would hide their love messages in their riddles for the person they love to figure out.
Another activity is the Dragon and Lion Dance which make the atmosphere even more lively. One thing cannot be missed out during this festival is to eat the sweet dumpling (Tang Yuan), which sounds like ‘reunion’ in Chinese and means fulfilment. During the preparation and enjoyment of the sweet dumplings you would make a wish.
Prepare to celebrate this beautiful festival with some beautiful accessories that are sure to make this occasion even more special.
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This super cool sterling silver dragon bangle is sure to breath some fire into your style. This beautiful bangle features intense red ruby eyes and textured design creating a sense of realism for this fire-breathing creature. In Far Eastern folklore the dragon is a symbol of power, strength and good luck. Release your inner strength and power with our dragon bangle. Sue you help bring you some luck during the lantern festival.