On the fourteenth day of Chinese New Year the entire focus is preparing for tomorrow’s Lantern Festival. Practice begins for the dragon and lion dancing that will take place in the streets. Families prepare and buy lanterns and make “Yuan Xiao” or “Tang Yuan” (rice glue balls) as well as making candy for the next day’s celebration.
Mythology: In Zhejiang Province, locals will re-enact the revolt of the Yuan Dynasty. In the Yuan Dynasty, the Han people were under the oppression of the Mongolian rulers. To free themselves a large revolt took place on the fourteenth day of Chinese New Years and today the event is commemorated with re-enactments of the historical event.
Join us tomorrow to celebrate Day final and fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year!
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