The Lunar Lantern Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar or the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration. Not to be confused with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is sometimes also known as the “Lantern Festival” in Singapore and Malaysia, the Lunar Lantern Festival is a commemorated by children carrying paper lanterns to the temples at night and solving riddles on the lanterns. It officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Special Thanks to the following Clark County Schools for their extraordinary participation in their MASTERFUL lantern making: Hayden ES, Chaparral HS, Cadwallader MS, Lummis ES, May ES, Wendell P. Williams ES, Lois Craig ES, Gilbert ES, Fitzgerald ES, Hoggard ES, Mackey ES.
Also, a tremendous kudos to the amazing effort in coordinating the lantern making goes to Ms. Christina Brooks, Director of Educational Opportunities Unit for Clark County School District.
Thanks to the Sponsorship by the St. Jude’s Women Auxiliary, the primary grade students of Clark County School District will be constructing paper lanterns with their “wish” for 2014 and will hang them in the Fremont Street Experience.