The 15th day of the first lunar month of the year marks the culmination of the Chinese New Year festivities. This is also the first full moon of the new year and is joyously celebrated with the traditional Lantern Festival. Hanging colorful paper lanterns on this day is believed to dispel evil and bring good fortune to family and village for the remainder of the year. The round shape of the lantern mirrors the moon and in feng shui represents equanimity amongst people.
This is a good time to set your intentions for a peaceful and prosperous new year and harmony in your own village.
Happy Lantern Festival!
Wishing you peace, prosperity and good ch’i,
Diane Gallin, CFSC