The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar
Chinese calendar. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. During the Lantern
Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns
In ancient times, the lanterns were fairly simple, and only the emperor and noblemen had large ornate ones.
In modern times, lanterns have been embellished with many complex designs. For example, lanterns are now
often made in the shape of animals. The lanterns can symbolize the people letting go of their past selves and
getting new ones, which they will let go of the next year. The lanterns are almost always red to symbolize