fiery tree and silver flower

star bridge iron lock open

Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month

Also known as Shangyuan Festival, Yuanxi

Data map: The "Super Moon" appears in the night sky during the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

The picture shows the "Super Moon" taken in Shanxi.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wei Liang

The first month is the first month of the lunar calendar

The ancients called night "Xiao"

Hence the name "Lantern Festival"

The yuan is the head, the night is the night

It also means staying up all night

A bowl of delicious glutinous rice balls

It is a must-have delicacy for the Lantern Festival

represents family reunion

days are getting hotter

Data map: On the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, queuing up in the old street to buy an old street glutinous rice ball is already an indelible memory for old Shanghainese.

Photo by Zhang Hengwei

delicious yuanxiao

often stuffed with sesame seeds

Made into a round shape with glutinous rice flour

Can be meat or vegetables, different flavors

In terms of production method

Tangyuan can be fried, steamed, etc.

Fried glutinous rice balls are crispy and delicious

Is the food in people's mind

Data map: The picture shows glutinous rice balls made into mahjong patterns.

Chen Chaoshe

Yuanxiao is similar in shape to glutinous rice balls

But it's made a little differently

Lantern Festival is "rolled out"

The glutinous rice balls are "wrapped" out

There are lights, no moon, no entertainment

There is no light without the moon, it is not spring

Chic and delicate lanterns

Make the night extra beautiful

Data map: The Fuzhou lantern shop is booming.

Photo by Li Nanxuan

The Lantern Festival is poetic

Jinwu can't help the night

jade leak don't remind each other

brightly lit at night

Everyone can travel together and watch the lights

Lantern Festival is romantic

As written in "Sapphire Case · Yuan Xi"

People look for him thousands of Baidu 

suddenly look back

The man is there, in the dimly lit place

Data map: During the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, the "Jiuqu Yellow River Lantern Array" in Ganzhou District, Zhangye City, Gansu Province is lit up to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

(UAV aerial photography) Photo by China News Agency, Cheng Xuelei

Lantern Festival is lively

Every fifteenth day of the lunar calendar

Dragon and lion dance, gongs and drums

bring infinite joy

Who can sit idle when seeing the moon

Where can I hear the lights but not look

The round moon rises to the sky

Moonlight is like water, moonlight is like a mirror

Data map: The "Super Moon" seen from Beijing Dongbianmen during the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Mao Jianjun

after the Lantern Festival

Even if the year is over

The hustle and bustle of the festival fades away

A brand new scene is coming

Data map: Tai'an Daimiao Square held dragon dance, lion dance, and folk activities to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

Photo by Liu Shui

Lantern Festival today

May you be safe and happy!

(Reporter Shangguan Yun)