The sky lantern probably was invented before Late Han Dynasty MBT sale . A prime minister Kung-Ming used skylantern for military liaison purpose during Three Kingdom epoch (221A.D.). Some people still call the skylantern as Kung-Ming lantern.
During the night of lantern festival, Some people in Taiwan will fly the sky lantern by writing their wishes onthe paper lantern and pray their wishes come true. Long time ago MBT UK , people thought the lantern will fly up tothe heaven. The god of heaven will receive their messages and will give them blessing.
There is a story for this custom. Once a village was attacked by the private. When the private ship came,people ran to and hide in the mountain. When private left, some one in the town flew the sky lantern to tellpeople in the mountain safe to come home. It happened on the 15th lunar day in that year MBT shoes sale . Now people dothe same way to depict their peace, safety and without accident. Sky Lantern in Taiwan (Video)
The Multiple Firecracker Launcher
Another special event for young people in Taiwan is the Mass Rocket-Firecracker Artillery. People standingin the open square area, surrounding with many rocket-firecracker launchers and waiting for rocket-firecracker to shoot on them. Therefore people will wear helmet buy MBT shoes uk , goggles, face mask, rain coat, gloves, longpants and boots to protect their body. They said to hit by the rocket-firecracker will bring good luck to them.
There is a story for this custom. Once there is a plague among the village, no medicine can stop thedisease. Finally, people brought out the idol statue of the god on the sedan chair from the temple andparaded to every street in the village. They exploded the firecrackers and continuously burned the incenseas long the statue of the god pass for three days MBT shoes uk . On the 15th day of the first lunar month, the plaguedisappeared. People gave the credit to the god. People have their next generations to continue thisreligious custom by exploding the firecrackers. Once they made a firecrackers for 13 kilometer long, whichwas more than 200,000 firecrackers. Certainly, it took hours to finish the explosion mbt outlet .
Lantern Festival is also called. Yuan-Xiao Festival. This is because Chinese eat Yuan-Xiao on this day. Thiscustom originated from the Eastern Jin Dynasty in the fourth century MBT shoes , then became popular during the Tangand Song Dynasty.
Yuan-Xiao just like Tang-Yuan . They are made of sweet rice flour into sticky glutinous balls. They can befilled in with sesame, red-bean or peanut butter paste. Usually, they are severed with sugar water. But somepeople still make salty Tang-Yuan.
The difference between Yuan-Xiao and Tang-Yuan is the way they are made and cooked MBT shoes on sale . This is becausethat Chinese in different geographic area prepare the food in different way. Chinese call the one they eaton Winter Solstice Day is Tang-Yuan. The one they eat on the Lantern festival is called Yuan-Xiao.
The Legendary Story
There was a beautiful bird flew down to the earth from the heaven. It was hunted by the village people. TheJade Emperor in Heaven was very anger, because the bird was his favorite one MBT trainers . He ordered to destroy thevillage and kill all people with a storm of fire on the 15th lunar day. The daughter of Jade Emperor heard ofthis act of vengeance, and warned the villagers to prepare for that. Everybody worried about it and no onehad any idea to face the fact.
Luckily, a wise man past the village and made the suggestion that every house should hang red lanternsaround the house, setup campfire on the street, explode the bamboo firecracker, made fireworks on 14th MBT shoes clearance , 15th and 16th lunar days. In this way, Jade Emperor might think all village people die under fire and all thevillagers can save their lives and properties.