Friday, September 11, 2009

Taiwan Lantern Festival

I was told by a 9-year old kid just 3 hours ago that tomorrow he is going to celebrate Lantern Festival.

I told him he has made a mistake as Lantern Festival comes only on 3 Oct 09.

The young kid then told me that it is Taiwan's Lantern Festival. Sure or not, I thought to myself as I have always believed that lantern festivals are celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th Chinese Lunar month for every country.

I went home, did a Google search and then realised that lantern festival is really a big festival cum event in Taiwan.

See the link here.

Wow, I become enlightened by a young boy, if not for me, I would not have known that Taiwan Lantern Festival is so much grander than Singapore's. One of the child's parent or both of them should be Taiwanese. Anyway, the young boy taught me a new thing today!


初学者 said...

Hi, thank you for your stories.
I already bookmarked, it's interesting and make me know more about Singapore.


Singapore Short Stories said...

Thanks Sir for your support!

Relyn Lawson said...

Don't you love learning new things? I find my students (second graders, 7 & 8 years old) teach me something new each day.

Singapore Short Stories said...

Hi Relyn,

Yup, I love to learn new things everyday and I believe we should not feel shy to learn from our juniors, no matter how young they are.

But must learn the right things too! :)

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