The Lantern Festival

The celebrations end on the fifteenth day with ‘The Festival of Lanterns’. Everywhere is decorated with lanterns of different sizes and in the streets there is music and dancing.

Children go out in the streets at night with lanterns and people paste riddles onto lanterns so that visitors can guess the answers.


The making of lanterns in China is a tradition which goes back 500 years. Red lanterns are thought of as lucky.

Download and print out a colouring picture of a chinese lantern.

Watch Chinese New Year Songs and Videos

Close message Topmarks uses cookies on this website
Cookies improve how our website is used, so that we can continue to improve the site. For more information see our cookie policy.
By using this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.