Guessing lantern riddles
On the Lantern Festival, many Confucius Institutes in Thailand held celebration events, attracting many Thai students and people to participate and experience the culture of Chinese Lantern Festival.
The Confucius Institute at Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University recently held a Chinese Lantern Festival celebration event, which included the "Lecture on Lantern Festival Culture", the "Lantern Festival Riddles Contest" and the "Lantern Festival Workshop". The "Lecture on Lantern Festival Culture" explained cultural conventions to celebrate the Lantern Festival, including enjoying lantern lights, guessing riddles, and eating Yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball). A Chinese Q & A session on the lecture was held afterwards to interact with the audiences. At the “Lantern Festival Riddles Contest”, students competed to guess the riddles, talked with each other and laughed a lot. In the "Lantern Festival Workshop", under the guidance of their teachers, the students concentrated on painting and making lanterns and displaying panels. Carrying lanterns, they showed their works amid the songs of the Lantern Festival.
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