Sunday, February 8, 2009

The end of the Chinese New Year.

It is the Lantern Festival tonight (Monday) which marks the traditional end of the Spring Festival. I can call myself lucky because the school has cancelled classes for tonight so I can go home early. Jenny and I had talked of going out tonight but the weather is cold and damp so we stay at the apartment.

Many of the students have told me they will stay home tonight as well. One student told me about a plan to buy a niece a lantern at Nanchang market. Other students have told me about this game they play where they have to guess riddles.

I also noticed that the students don't know the English Name for the Lantern Festival. In Chinese, it is called: Yuánxiāojié. Lanterns are called tùzidēng.

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