Today is the Chinese Lantern Festival,also known as the Yuanxiao Festival. It's the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Alas, my New Year vacation. We've already started working for a week and I expected a half day off, but no.
Therefore I could only take this break and recall what Lantern Festival was like where I was a child. In my hometown every year on this day, the villagers danced and sang to celebrate. The routine program is the dragon dance, lion dance, stilts, land boat dance, donkey dance, Yangko. I never knew how long these traditions have been, but I love them.
Now living in the big city, I work for the whole day like most people. Holidays have become more and more commercial. I could see that the streets are full of sales and promotion activities. Well, if there's a big discount on hair dryers, I will consider buying one, for my own Lantern Festival. Anyway, when finished working, I will go to karaoke with my friends and celebrate.