Lanterns symbolize family reunion, prosperity. They also symbolize happiness, brightness, vitality, completeness and wealth. They can create a happy atmosphere. Every new year, we should prepare a red lantern to hang in the courtyard or house. Red lanterns are lit on New Year’s Eve and hung in the courtyard or house, which not only lights up the night, but also the peace and happiness of the whole family.
During major festivals and good days, round red lanterns are hung in the streets, shops, parks, and even in the gates of some large buildings and private houses in many cities and towns across the country. In the evening, lanterns are lit, red light everywhere, it is grand and warm, jubilant. However, with the increase of cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries and the improvement of China’s international status, more and more foreigners have a sense of identity with China’s “lantern”. They regard it as a traditional Chinese culture and respect it.