元宵节(农历一月十五日) The Lantern Festival(January 15 on the lunar calendar)
元宵节快乐 Happy Lantern Festival
例句：Wish you and your family a happy Lantern Festival!
Happy Lantern Festival to everyone!
1、Riddles: Which is faster, hot or cold?
Answer: Hot' s faster. You can catch a cold.
问：热和冷哪个速度更快? 答：热更快，因为你能抓住冷(catch a cold: 感冒)
2、Riddles: What is the smallest room in the world?
3、Riddles: What kind of dog doesn't bite or bark?
Answer: Hot dog.
Riddles: What is the smallest bridge in the world?
Answer: The bridge of a nose.
5、Riddles: It has a head , but no neck. It has a body, but no warmth. No feet, but can travel.
Answer: a car
According to one legend, once in ancient times, a celestial swan came into the mortal world where it was shot down by a hunter. The Jade Emperor, the highest god in Heaven, vowed to avenge the swan’s murder. He started making plans to send a troop of celestial soldiers and generals to Earth on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, with orders to incinerate all humans and animals. But the other celestial beings disagreed with this course of action, and risked their lives to warn the people of Earth. As a result, before and after the fifteenth day of the first month, every family hung red lanterns outside their doors and set off firecrackers and fireworks, making it seem that their homes were already burning. By successfully tricking the Jade Emperor in this way, humanity was saved from extermination.
According to another legend, during the time of Emperor Han Wudi of the Han Dynasty ,there was a maid named Yuanxiao in the imperial palace of Emperor Wudi. She was prevented from carrying out her filial duty of visiting her parents on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. Distraught, she said she would kill herself by jumping into a well. In order to help Yuanxiao fulfill her duty as a filial daughter, the scholar DongfangShuo came up with an idea. He told Emperor Han Wudi that the Jade Emperor, the highest god in Heaven, had ordered the Fire God to burn down the capital city of Chang'an on the sixteenth day of the first lunar month. Anxious to find a way to save his city, the emperor asked DongfangShuo what he should do. DongfangShuo replied that the Fire God loved red lanterns more than anything else. He advised that the streets be hung with red lanterns, and the emperor, empress, concubines, and court officials would come out of the palace to watch the lantern displays.. In this way, the Fire God would be distracted and so that the disaster could be avoided. The emperor followed DongfangShuo's advice, and while everyone was out viewing the lanterns, Yuanxiao was able to sneak out of the palace and be reunited with her parents.
Lantern Festival is a Chinese traditional festival. It is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar year. Lantern Festival is one of the biggest holidays in China. Several days before Lantern Festival, people begin to make lanterns. Lanterns are made in the shapes of different animals, vegetables ,fruits and many other things. While making lanterns, people usually write riddles on lanterns. On the eve of Lantern Festival, all the lanterns are hung up. On Lantern Festival people go outside to have a look at the lanterns and guess the riddles on the lanterns. Perhaps you could see some wonderful folk performances, Dragon Dance and Yangko. Everything is very interesting and everyone is very happy.
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