Published Feb. 21, 2019
by ZHANG Min “Ann”
Lantern Festival, the 15th day in the lunar year, is the end of the Spring Festival. It is also the first full moon of the new year. This year, our planned celebration had to be rescheduled due to a snow storm. When we gathered on the following Tuesday, 55 people came to enjoy the party with their families.
“Where did you get these lantern items? From China? Wow, I so appreciate what you did!”
“I am so excited to figure out the solution to the riddle! Do you know: What is the smallest room in the world?”
Guests enjoyed making lanterns, guessing riddles and eating traditional Chinese snacks. As always, several old friends joined this meaningful activity, like Roger Neddleton, a tutoring student, and Gary Dou, a colleague from the Asian Affairs Center. They came and brought their families to join with new friends in the festivities.
While Lantern Festival is over, but it marks a new opening for the New Year and new hope!