Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Lantern Festival

Today was the lantern festival. Not really sure what that means except that people eat the stuff below.
元宵 [yuánxiāo], sweet dumplings of glutinous rice flour.


Anonymous said...

I don't know abt Latern Festival, but if you mean "Lantern" Festival, it isn't in January. :/

Anyway yesterday was the last day of CNY, here in Singapore at least. Commonly known (in Hokkien) as "Chap Goh Meh". That's Shi Wu Ye / Fifteenth Night / femtonde kväll? to you. And yeah I think those tang yuan were supposedly eaten.

Hehe. Stop posting pictures. Get back to work!!

tina said...

It look really yummie!!!.....So how is everything with you brother, did you know that we are gonna go on a U2 concert in July...yeehaaaa...I'm supposed to stay here until august but it was ok for my hostparents...are you comming home this summer?.....tinaaa

Johan said...

Yeah, yeah... lantern... latern.

Now eat this:

元宵节 Yuánxiāojié n. Lantern Festival (15th of first lunar month)

Straight from my WenLin dictionary.
And who said anything about January???

Johan said...

Hi sister!

Yeah I heard you guys are going to the U2 concert again. It would be very cool to join in... I missed out the last time.

I'm not sure what I will do this summer. Maybe I'll take my exams after the summer. But I really don't have the same reasons to go home this summer as I had last. Would be great to see you guys again and being home during the summer ain't that bad. I miss the Swedish summer. I know I'm not going to miss the summer here (burning, sweating hot).

I'll think about it. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh whatever, Lantern Festival isn't in Jan or February. Lantern Festival is also known as Mooncake Festival.. if you remember.

My summer's gonna be great. You should go home, then I can pop by and bug you.

Nancita said...

Hi!! I'm a seventeen yaer old girl from Colombia, I really liked ur blog, I think it's very interesting, I learned many tnigs about China!!

Johan said...

Hi Nancita!

Glad you like my blog!

Do you have one? Colombia seems to be a very beautiful place with warm and friendly people. I hope to go there some day and resurrect my Spanish skills.

Anonymous said...

mooncake is for mid-autumn (lunar august) and lantern for mid-spring (lunar january):P

Anonymous said...

mooncake is for mid-autumn (lunar august) and lantern for mid-spring (lunar january)-- both with a full moon, both for family gathering :P

Anonymous said...

Singaporean-Chinese culture has really morphed. I swear that the Lantern and Mooncake festivals are synonymous.