Sunday, February 10, 2013

Orange Lanterns/Mandarin Orange Monday


Chinese New Year is celebrated today by Chinese communities all over the world, including the Filipino-Chinese community in the Philippines.  CNY, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the end of the winter season.  It ends on the 15th day with a Lantern Festival.  I am looking forward to niangao, popularly known here as tikoy, from my Chinese friends.:p




19 comments:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I've never been to a lantern festival, but they look fascinating. I love the perspective of the first photo, and what you did with the photograph of the lantern. Blessings!

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful orange! :)

EastCoastLife said...

Oh, you like niangao. I like it too.
Wishing you a happy and fruitful year of the Snake! :)

HansHB said...

Nice post for MOM!
Happy MellowYellowMonday to you!

lorik said...

You did great things with your editing! You even introduced a little blue into the lanterns! I like the line pattens of the background and the way they contrast with the lantern. Thank you for sharing with Mandarin Orange Monday:)

lorik said...

And a Happy New Year!

Irene said...

Cool shots :)

Wish you a great week!

NatureFootstep said...

o, they were nice. I have seen similar once but they were white.

e Joops said...

Beautiful lanterns.

A Touch of Orange
Would love to hear your thoughts.

Maria @ LSS said...

I love tikoy too!

Bonsai and Oranges

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful orange and beautiful lampions. Great !

Pieces of Sunshine said...

These lanterns look amazing - the certainly are orange!

kulasa said...

The vivid orange colors here made my day cheerful...nothing like a New Year and happy thoughts and sweet food to brighten the day...thanks for the lovely photos! :)

Liplatus said...

Energiset kauniit lamput.
Ihanan piristävä.:)

Leovi said...

A nice light lanterns delicious. The first is my favorite

Landbohaven said...

Hvor ser det godt ud.
Ha´ en god aften.

Zosia said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai and Gong Hey Fat Choy.

Photo Cache said...

happy chinese new year.

Hazel Ceej said...

I've forgotten all about the Chinese New Year. Those lanterns look like halloween pumpkins.