Lantern Festival

Date:February 28th, 2015. 10am - 3pm.
Location:International Centre, 248305 5 Sideroad, Mono
Participation:All are welcome.
Additional Information:Banquet tickets are sold at the locations, contact the International Centre for more information.

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and represents one of the many cultural traditions that Master Moy shared with us.

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The lunar New Year is a time in which people renew contracts with each other and re-establish goodwill within the community. On the 15th day of the first month, lanterns are hung in homes and businesses. The lanterns are said to bring fortune and prosperity to the family for the New Year. This practice becomes even more important when, in the previous year, one has met with good fortunes, such as the birth of a child. On this occasion, lanterns will be hung in the home and relatives and friends will be feasted.

The Lantern Festival is one of the most important fundraising events of Fung Loy Kok. Traditionally, clubs and individuals from around the globe participate by requesting lantern blessings and purchasing lanterns.

At the International Centre on the day of the festival, lanterns are blessed by Fung Loy Kok Taoist chanters in the morning. This is followed by a banquet — nine courses of the highest quality traditional jai (vegetarian) dishes, made by chefs with decades of experience.

Chanting starts at 9am, blessing of the lanterns is at 11.30am, the Jai Banquet starts at Noon.

All are welcome to observe the chanting and partake in the wonderful feast!

Banquet tickets are sold at the locations, contact the International Centre for more information.

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