Chinese Moon Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month (see Mid-Autumn Festival Dates). The Mid-autumn festival is the second most important festival after the Spring Festival to Chinese people. Every year, when the festival comes people go home from every corner of the country and the world to meet their family and have dinner with them, admire the full moon and eat mooncakes.
Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. On Mid-Autumn Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest, which is why the festival is also known as the”Day of Reunion” and the “Moon Festival”It is Mid-Autumn Festival and a nice activity to do with the children is to make your own lantern. One of my fondest childhood memories were of coloured lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
To make the lantern, what you will need would be craft wire to make the frame, coloured cellophane paper, glue, scissors, acrylic paint and brushes. You can bend the wires according to your desired pattern.
Handmade Cellophane / Glass Paper Lantern is a sunset industry due to the tediousness and the skill needed to produce it. Not many youngsters are interested to learn and inherit the skill because it can’t make them a living.