Glen Waverley

Glen Waverley Chinese New Year Celebrations Lantern Festival

Date: Sunday 13 February 2022

Time: 11am – 9pm

Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Festival, holiday celebrated in China and other Asian countries that honours deceased ancestors on the 15th day of the first month (Yuan) of the lunar calendar. The Lantern Festival aims to promote reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness. The holiday marks the first full moon of the new lunar year and the end of the Chinese New Year. During the festival, houses are festooned with colourful lanterns, often with riddles written on them; if the riddle is answered correctly, the solver earns a small gift. Festival celebrations also include lion and dragon dances, parades, and fireworks. Small glutinous rice balls filled with fruits and nuts, called yuanxiao or tangyuan, are eaten during the festival. The round shape of the balls symbolizes wholeness and unity within the family

Glen Waverley 中国农历新年庆典 元宵节

日期: 2022年2月13日(星期日)

时间: 早上11点- 晚上9点

Lantern Festival,又称为元宵节,是中国和其他亚洲国家在农历正月十五纪念已故祖先的节日。元宵节旨在促进和解、和平与宽恕。这个节日标志着农历新年的第一个满月和农历新年的结束。节日期间,房子里挂满了五颜六色的灯笼,灯笼上经常写着谜语;如果谜语回答正确,解谜者将获得一份小礼物。节日庆祝活动还包括舞狮、舞龙、游行和烟火。在节日期间,人们会吃装满水果和坚果的小糯米团,称为元宵或汤圆。球的圆形象征着家庭内部的完整和团结。