2. Lantern Festival

This festival comes after Chinese New Year or the 15th day of the first month. As the name suggests, lanterns are hung everywhere and the brightest ones symbolize good luck and hope. A Chinese friend shared that “guessing lantern riddles” is an important part of the festival. Those who can guess the answer to the riddles are given gifts.An older tradition also points to the Lantern Festival as the festival for matchmaking single men and women.