The Dragon's Head Blog: All are welcome to Lantern Festival in Orangeville!
The International Centre in Orangeville, Ontario is pleased to be hosting this year’s Lantern Festival on Sunday, February 21st at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to this event, which will feature a traditional jai banquet, chanting, entertainment, and of course lantern sales!
The Lantern Festival is a Chinese tradition going back many centuries. Typically held on the 15th day of the first lunar month, the Festival marks the birthday of the Lord of Heaven, and the beginning of the first season of the Taoist calendar. As a part of the celebration of Chinese New Year, the hanging of lanterns is said to bring fortune and prosperity to the family.
If you would like to purchase a lantern, act now!
Lantern orders must be received no later than Monday, February 8th. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the International Centre at 1-877-585-8822. Tickets for the Lantern Festival are available from your local branch.
This year’s Lantern Festival coincides with Fung Loy Kok Week, first Centre 5-day program as of 2016. The program runs from Wednesday February 17th to Sunday February 21st. To register, visit www.taoist.org/registration.
Happy Year of the Monkey and we hope to see you all at Fung Loy Kok Week and the Lantern Festival!