Over 10 Lantern complex shows in Yangko, dragon and lion dances and lantern shows was in Beijing on February 28 there (15 January), according to the lunar calendar, the day of the Feast of Lights. Traditional and modern at the Festival Lantern (one of the most important festivals of China), signaled the culmination of the Spring Festival this year.
The Chinese Lantern Festival is a traditional festival of the Chinese Han Dynasty over 2000 years. The popular custom to hold lantern show, 15 January (according to lunar calendar) of the Eastern Han Dynasty occurred (as Emperor Ming led the country).Emperor Ming supporters Buddhism. At the hearing, the monks sariras examined and lanterns to pay homage to Buddha on January 15th (Lunar), the emperor ordered its nationals to traffic lights to the imperial palaces and temples. Since then, the religious ritual has gradually been a popular custom. The Lantern Festival has spread from the imperial palace of the Company and all of central China in the country. Currently, the festival flower, fireworks, and fresh pasta is connected.
Foreign interest in festivals of China. Since February 26, a Lantern Display shows on Love lights shadow warriorsa Terracotta foreign international world of fashion and culture presented in Sanlitun, Beijing. Hundreds of aliens appears, lights were among the passers. A look at foreigners who have taken seriously the festival, locals gave thumbs up and said good job , regardless of the actual quality of the lanterns.
Liu Wugang, an official of the Department of Promotion and Education sub-district of Sanlitun, said there were 60 fires over 30 foreigners. Such aliens painted all sorts of things like houses, dragons and the sun on traffic lights, Chinese, given the essential images.
Some believe that new entrants May lighthouse a busy holiday season and feel the holiday atmosphere in the streets of Beijing. However, with fewer flowers and lantern shows unhappy Beijing during the festival. For satisfaction, but maintained the tradition of eating sweet dumplings. Sage said the enthusiasm Lantern Festival has been diluted, compared with the past.
Beijingers hope that the traditional and folk traditions are maintained as Beijing continues to become increasingly international city.