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Lan Su welcomes the Year of the Rabbit with several evenings of traditional lantern viewing when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns illuminating sweeping roof lines, and the Lake Zither reflects the lights of large-scale floating lantern sculptures.
The lantern viewing evenings at Lan Su were inspired by the Lantern Festival, or Yuan Xian Jie, as part of Chinese New Year traditions. The festival day falls on the fifteenth and the last day of the Lunar New Year celebration. This is the time for family reunions under the glowing lanterns.
Highlights of the evening include an illuminated dragon procession throughout the garden with Portland Lee’s Association Dragon and Lion Dance Team. Don’t forget to test your chopstick skills with this family activity – Year of the Rabbit Chopstick Challenge. Finally, enjoy the magic of lantern viewing with a nice cup of tea and snacks at the Garden Teahouse.