Definition of Lantern Festival in US English:

Lantern Festival


  • another name for Bon
    • ‘Traditionally the Spring Festival does not end until the Lantern Festival - the 15th of the first lunar month, which falls on Tuesday this year.’
    • ‘Also called the Lantern Festival, this event is an important traditional occasion, falling on the 15th day of the first month on the lunar calendar.’
    • ‘The Lantern Festival that marks the commencement of the Chinese New Year would never have been considered even worth noting in New Zealand probably 5 years ago.’
    • ‘The New Year festivities traditionally end the 15th day with a Lantern Festival.’
    • ‘The wonderful Lantern Festival, which we stepped aside for on this page last week, was an absolute delight.’
    • ‘Cr Diana Roberts said the urgency for the Herb Festival was clear, while the Lantern Festival and the Show did not have to be considered now.’
    • ‘Fifteen days later the Lantern Festival is celebrated and all of the city is illuminated with glowing ornate paper lanterns.’
    • ‘The parade is held on the Lantern Festival, which ends a 15-day celebration of the Lunar New Year.’
    • ‘Two weeks ago I attended the Chinese Lantern Festival in Albert Park, with the Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Starting during the Ming Dynasty, the Lantern Festival is still popular here today.’
    • ‘A menagerie of wicker animals will be bobbing through the streets of Ulverston this weekend for the annual arts spectacle that is the town's Lantern Festival.’
    • ‘In Miyun County in Beijing on February 5, an accident set off an alarm bell on an overcrowded bridge in a park during the Lantern Festival and 37 people were killed in the crush.’
    • ‘During the Lantern Festival, most temples are illuminated by colorful lanterns of all shapes and sizes.’
    • ‘According to the public relations staff at the Shangri-La, the Lantern Festival was not a major festival, so the hotel had not prepared a special set menu.’
    • ‘This mid-autumn festival has strong links with their harvest festival and coincides with the Lantern Festival, with red lanterns of all shapes in all Chinese settlements.’
    • ‘Chen talked about the importance of culture and the cultural institutions he established as Taipei mayor, such as the Hakka Cultural Foundation, the Taipei Film Festival and the Lantern Festival.’
    • ‘Everyone was friendly and easy to work with, and I'll be helping out next year for sure at both the Parade and at the Lantern Festival.’
    • ‘Had they bothered to read the submission for the Lantern Festival, they would have discovered it's for 2003.’
    • ‘The Lantern Festival, dengjie, takes place on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year and traditionally marks the end of New Year celebrations.’
    • ‘The fifteenth day of the year is the first full moon of the year and the magnificent Lantern Festival announces the formal end of the New Year festivities.’


Lantern Festival

/ˈlæn(t)ərn ˈfɛstəvəl/