Ways the Lantern Festival Is Being Observed Globally

Ways the Lantern Festival Is Being Observed Globally Communities in China and globally are observing the Lantern Festival this weekend, occurring on Saturday, February 24, marking the culmination of the 2024 Lunar New Year festivities, which heralded the Year of the Dragon. The lantern festival occurs on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, symbolizing the first full moon of the new lunar year. Traditionally, people celebrate by adorning their surroundings with vibrant lanterns, often adorned with enigmatic riddles and rewards for those who decipher them.…

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