Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday: D is for Darkness


That was what we were doing in the afternoon of Sunday, February 8th, waiting for the Darkness to fall.  The Darkness brought us the brilliant color of Lantern Festival. February 9th was January 15th of Chinese calendar, the first full-moon after the New Year.  It was traditional celebrated by the Lantern Festival.


How a festival in the Year of Ox can do without a "Rock 'N' Roll Band of Cow".  You can see more pictures of Lantern Festival here.

19 comments:

kRiZ cPEc said...

Hey! Wednesday is not come yet!
BTW, I've tested the comment form out with my mac and it worked fine. Now I have no idea what went wrong.

Carol said...

What fun photos...I was surprised to see the statue of liberty...all very colorful...is that also Dr. Sun Yat-sen tower...

Carolina said...

Oh wow, lantern is almost too modest a word for these wonderful lightobjects!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

It was this wonderful full moon last night, it was so beautiful and...I slept well despite the full moon.

Nice D

Tyra

Deslilas said...

Darkness is good for such fine lanterns

ramblingwoods.com said...

What beautiful decorations for the lantern festival and dark was a clever choice...Michelle..

Janie said...

Looks like you had some fun in the darkness. Nice photos to commemorate the event.

Lene said...

I would love to see this festival :) Darkness is great choise for D :)

And yes - we can swim in the ocean at summertime in Norway. The water temperature is normally between 18 and 22 degrees celcius. And that`s warm enough to me. I`ve been swimming in 10 degrees water - but I am a bit cracy ;))

Greetings from Norway :)

photowannabe said...

Great shots and very interesting tradition.

Suzanne said...

How beautiful are these??? Thanks for showing the lanterns to us.

nnann and foofoo said...

The rock n' roll cows remind me of the band in the movie Cape No. 7!

uncleawang said...

Beautiful darkness!!!Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

Tumblewords: said...

Delightful! These are quite elegant - looks like a fine event.

Mo said...

Beautiful photos; I bet the festival is AMAZING! Enjoy it, and have a wonderful week ...

Thanks for sharing these pics, too.

splummer said...

Hi!
Beautiful "D" post! That "rock band" is really cute and colorful! Have a great day!

Sherrie

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very interesting information, and lovely photos: darkness surrounding the lights of the Lantern Festival. A good "D."

Dragonstar said...

How lovely! Great choice for D, and beautiful photos.

Marc said...

Wonderful pictures. I'm sure you had a great time.

shu said...

Wow! Chinese cowboy band. Amazing photos - make me wanting to retire to Taiwan even more ... Sis

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