Talk:Lantern Festival

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Photos[edit]

I took the picture myself in the 2004 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. Isn't it pretty? Mistikal 08:40, 12 Feb 2004 (UTC)

This is really late for responses. It is really pretty.Mababa 03:39, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Hence the point of the latern festival to start with!

The Comparison to halloween[edit]

This comment was put at the bottom of the main article:

halloween is not comparable to the chinese lantern festival. thank you. candy? lanterns? eh? I don't know how valid the objection is, but thought I'd bung it here as it suited this page more than the main article!

Dates[edit]

Any chance we could have a list of dates for recent/upcoming years? --Spudtater 14:35, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

The dates are on a lunar calendar - which cycles every 12 years. But I will try to post later. Phreakster 1998 01:54, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

should the f in festival be capitilized[edit]

should the f in festival be capitilized? is it a proper noun? Bawolff 08:03, 11 March 2007 (UTC)


BTW theres a thing in there about chese, is that true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.169.3.4 (talk) 20:32, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Content Change Jan 21st[edit]

The Jan 21st revision completely changes the text of the body article without citing any sources. The new text also seems to be identical to the article from http://www.chinavoc.com/festivals/lantern.htm. L4ck 0f 54n17y (talk) 04:53, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Proposed merger from Page1 Chap Goh Meh[edit]

The page of the topic Chap Goh Meh should be moved to merged with this topic of Lantern Festival, may be under the sub-topic of "Chap Goh Mei Festival in Malaysia and Singapore" as both are the subject and same festival but with different name in different country. 20 March 2010.

Sounds good. Squeeish (talk) 10:38, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

The term "Chap Goh Meh" or "Chap Goh Mei" doesn't appear in the article at all! The term is widely used in Malaysia and Singapore to refer to the 15th day of the Chinese New Year. Rainjar (talk)

Copyright problem[edit]

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兔子灯?[edit]

Does 兔子灯 really mean "paper lantern" like the article says? I ask because as far as I can tell it seems like a specific type of rabbit lantern... I know rabbit lanterns are a popular kind, at least some places, but wouldn't something like 纸灯笼 be a more literal translation of paper lantern? Indeterminate (talk) 21:25, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Yuanxiao[edit]

I attempted to fix the "Yuanxiao" section for inconsistent formatting, grammar, and spelling; however, it seems fairly unnecessary for several reasons:

  1. It is unsourced. However, so is the rest of the article.
  2. It is fragmented and aimless, similar to a wiki article stub.
  3. It provides little, if any, information that the rest of the article does not already mention.
  4. It is placed at an awkward position in the article.

Therefore, I propose that this section be removed. Luolimao (talk) 22:41, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Disagree. While your comments seem sound, they point out relatively minor matters. If you knew the section to be incorrect, such as a section on bakery in an article on astronomy, that would imo justify deletion, but if you knew the section to be incorrect in some other way it would require correction. In my opinion, under the circumstances you outline, it would be a far more positive approach to consider the section as if it were a "stub", i.e. something wanting improvement, rather than something requiring draconian censure. Stripping out all that is not perfect would impoverish wikipedia immeasurably. LookingGlass (talk) 10:54, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

I made some changes. Most were minor, to clarify the links etc to the historically celebrated Japanese New Year. However I have also moved the "Yuanxiao" section, as it refers to an old custom into the Early Practices section. This then necessitated some other rearrangement as the last paragraph of this section was a description of current practices. I moved that into the section 6th century and afterwards. I deleted the unsourced and out of place reference to the Lantern Festival originating in Brazil, as Brazil was founded at least 400 years later, in 1500, made some other minor changes to grammar etc., and requested some inline references for the origins of the good luck messages LookingGlass (talk) 12:09, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

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