A Chinese tradition...
For centuries, lanterns and lampions have been lit on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar to pray for a good harvest, and gain to favour of Taiyi, god of heaven.
How the Chinese light festivals first began...
A legend tells of a god who wanted to punish the human race by setting fire to the earth. An old, wise man hit upon an ingenious solution: he got people to light torches, lanterns and fireworks to fool the god into thinking the world was already burning, and leave mankind in peace.
China Light today…
Till today, the lantern festivals are still held each year around the country. Each major Chinese city has its own light festival. They attract millions of visitors and tourists.
During Chinese New Year, families go out to watch the beautiful lanterns and light objects, provided by Chinese artists. Each light object tells a legend, sage or symbolizes an old Chinese story.
Besides the exhibition of light objects, shows, performances, food & drinks and children’s activities will turn a visit into an unforgettable experience.