The Lantern Festival has roots over 2,000 years old, tied to Emperor Ming of the Han dynasty.

It's linked to various origins, including worship of Taiyi, the God of Heaven, and Taoist beliefs in good fortune

Legends involve rebellions, heavenly interventions, and clever deceptions to avert disaster.

Dongfang Shuo's prophecy led to traditions like lantern lighting, firecrackers, and tangyuan.

Each year corresponds to a Chinese Zodiac animal, like the Year of the Tiger or Rabbit.

The festival symbolizes community, hope, and the triumph of light over darkness.