Lantern Festival Cantonese Teaching Activities and Resources 元宵節粵語教材


Lantern Festival or 元宵節 (jyun4 siu1 zit3) falls on the 15th Day of the 1st Month of the Lunar Calendar, and marks the last day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.

Here are some Cantonese resources to help you and your family celebrate:

1. Book – The Story of  Lantern Festival  元宵節

Cantonese Mommy reads the Story of Lantern Festival and explains the origins of our customs –  eating Sweet Glutinous Rice Dumplings 湯圓 and going to see the Lantern Displays 綵燈展


2. Animation – The Legend of the Lantern Festival 元宵的傳說 粵語

Learn more about the Legend of Lantern Festival with this cute animation by Kids Land天地兒童.


3. Video about Lantern Festival in Hong Kong


4. Lantern-making Crafts 

Make a lantern with Joy中文學校. Includes riddles for guessing. Free download link within Facebook post.

Make some lanterns with templates by Hing Hing Sone Sone. Includes video instructions.

5. Vocabulary

Please feel free to download the Printable of Lantern Festival Vocabulary in Cantonese. It consist of 2 pages of the vocabulary and is complete with Jyutping and English translations.

6. Practice writing the Chinese characters – 元宵節


7. Story About Glutinous Rice Balls (Lantern Festival Custom)


8. Lantern Festival activity booklet by Chinese Goodie 福趣學中文

Booklet includes the story, some vocabulary and some fun Lantern Riddles  for you to guess (猜燈謎). The video below shows the contents. PDF download link within the Facebook post. (You will need to know some basic Chinese characters to figure out the answers. )


9. Mini-booklet by Michigan Cantonese Storytime


10. Additional Resources:

Videos about Glutinous Rice Ball 湯圓 and Lantern Displays 綵燈展 in Hong Kong

Articles about Lantern Festival in Hong Kong


11. Bonus Resource for the fluent in Cantonese: Solve these lantern riddles


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