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Your China Lantern Day Riddle…

Lantern Festival

According to Wikipedia and my all-knowing friend Ar-Yang: The lantern festival was once a day for love and matchmaking. It was one of the few nights in ancient China that you could violate strict curfew laws–though with a chaperone. Young people carried bright lanterns (brightness equalled luck and hope) and went on a love quest often aided by professional matchmakers.

Lantern riddles were usually printed on the surface of lanterns for people to guess while enjoying Lantern Festival displays. The key to the riddle may often be found in a single word, a line taken from a poem, the name of a place or an object. Since, according to lore, the riddles can be as hard to solve as a tiger is to capture, they have been nicknamed “lantern tigers”.

Below please find your lantern tiger riddle. The prize for the right answer (more than one right answer and we draw out of a hat) and for the funniest answer is a 2GB credit card USB!!

Have fun….


Asia,Asian Women,Chinese Festivals,中国

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Your China Lantern Day Riddle…”

  1. daveon Mar 3rd 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Gravity cannot be held responsible for gravity.

  2. Carolynon Mar 3rd 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Gravity cannot be responsible for falling in love.

  3. daveon Mar 3rd 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Ahh…based on an earlier post….

    Gravity can not be held responsible for China.

  4. Danon Mar 4th 2007 at 5:23 am

    Gravity is not responsible for fallen pride

  5. carlon Mar 4th 2007 at 4:45 pm


  6. Walton Mar 5th 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Gravity can not be held responsible for falling love (Chinglish).

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