Randomness (r_ness) wrote,

Lantern Festival (元宵节)

Today is Lantern Festival (元宵节).

In Hong Kong and Taiwan, Google has a Doodle for it:

Traditionally one celebrates the day by, among other things, eating tangyuan (汤圆), also called yuanxiao (元宵). I always liked them but often burned my mouth when I was a kid because I couldn't wait for them to cool down.

Perhaps I'll try and find some today. And try wait long enough not to scald my mouth. :)

(Google has a number of doodles today. In some countries, the doodle is for Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin Food Products and inventor of the instant noodle.

In other countries, it is for Gerardus Mercador, inventor of the cartographic projection which bears his name, and the man who coined the term "atlas" for a collection of maps.)
Tags: food

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