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Lantern Festival — Pingxi — Taiwan — The Greatest Festivals On the Earth

Category : All, Destinations, Festivals · by Jan 20th, 2015

At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle.

# 3     Lantern Festival  |  Pingxi  |  Taiwan  |  5th March 2015

Han Dynasty (25–220), The Lantern Fest,  Emperor Hanmingd, 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month

the beginning of Lantern Festival

There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, there will be  light in the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

The Lantern Fest  |Emperor Hanmingd,

The Lantern Fest | Emperor Hanmingd

Historically lanterns were used to symbolize good fortune, request favorable weather, or to celebrate the life of a loved one, just to name a few.

Lantern Festival, Pingxi ,Taiwan, khichdi, 5th march 2015, Han Dynasty (25–220), The Lantern Fest,  Emperor Hanmingd, 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, khichdi

Lantern Festival |  Pingxi  | Taiwan

But here in 2015,  if you are turning over a new leaf or just snapping some sweet shots for Instagram. Families and friends can dance to the music, roast marshmallows, munch on snacks provided by local vendors, and of course, watch the lanterns float away in an unforgettable release.

Lantern Festival, Pingxi ,Taiwan, khichdi, 5th march 2015, Han Dynasty (25–220), The Lantern Fest,  Emperor Hanmingd, 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, Lanterns symbolize good fortune & request favorable weather,  khichdi

Lanterns symbolize good fortune & request favorable weather

The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, and traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period. In 2015 it falls on March 5. There is no public holiday for this festival. The Lantern Festival can be traced back to 2,000 years ago.

Lantern Festival, Pingxi ,Taiwan, khichdi, 5th march 2015, Han Dynasty (25–220), The Lantern Fest,  Emperor Hanmingd, 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, Lanterns symbolize good fortune & request favorable weather,  khichdi,The Lantern Festival can be traced back to 2,000 years ago

The Lantern Festival can be traced back to 2,000 years ago

In the beginning of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220), Emperor Hanmingdi was an advocate of Buddhism. He heard that some monks lit lanterns in the temples to show respect to Buddha on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. Therefore, he ordered that all the temples, households, and royal palaces should light lanterns on that evening.

celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, Lantern Festival, Pingxi ,Taiwan, khichdi, 5th march 2015, Han Dynasty (25–220), The Lantern Fest,  Emperor Hanmingd, 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, Lanterns symbolize good fortune & request favorable weather,  khichdi,The Lantern Festival can be traced back to 2,000 years ago

Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month

In Chinese, deng means lantern and shi is market. The area became a market where lanterns were sold during the day.

the beautiful lighted lanterns on display,Khichdi , Online , celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, Lantern Festival, Pingxi ,Taiwan, khichdi, 5th march 2015, Han Dynasty (25–220), The Lantern Fest,  Emperor Hanmingd, 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, Lanterns symbolize good fortune & request favorable weather,  khichdi,The Lantern Festival can be traced back to 2,000 years ago

the beautiful lighted lanterns on display

In the evening, the local people would go there to see the beautiful lighted lanterns on display

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