The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

It is the night of the first full moon night after Chinese New Year and marks the end of the two week long New Year holiday period. During this festival Chinese enjoy the full moon, beautiful lanterns, fireworks, lantern riddles and eat yuanxiao (sweet stuffed dumplings made of glutinous rice flour served in soup) together.