Full Moon on Valentines Day it is also the Chinese Lantern Festival this year.
2014 Chinese Lantern Festival is on February 14, which is the Valentine's Day. In US time zones, 2014 Valentine's Day is also a Full Moon Day. This will be a very special day for people in love.
Chinese Lantern Festival is the 15th lunar day of the first Chinese lunar month. The first day of the first lunar month is the Chinese New Year Day. Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year for 15 days. Chinese Lantern Festival is the last day of Chinese New Year celebration. 2014 Chinese New Year is on January 31, 2014. Therefore, 014 Chinese Lantern Festival is on February 14, 2014.
In US Pacific Standard Time zone, the full moon time is at 15:54 p.m. on February 14. In US Eastern Standard Time zone, the full moon time is at 18:54 p.m. on February 14. Therefore, 2014 Valentine's Day has a Full Moon night. It will be a very romantic night for dating.
Chinese Valentine's Day is on the 7th lunar day of 7th lunar month. There is a love story behind the Chinese Valentine's Day. Because that story doesn't have a perfect ending, some Chinese would line to treat Chinese Lantern Festival as the Chinese Valentine's Day. Ancient Chinese girls grew up at home and hardly had chance to go outside to meet people. Chinese Lantern Festival is a good time for girls to go outside at night to see the lantern displays. That's the opportunity to meet opposite sex during that night. Chinese Lantern Festival is the 15th moon day, which always has a near-full moon. For people in love, full moon, flower and lantern will bring them a memorable night.
Chinese Lunar Calendar sometimes confuses people in different time zones. Chinese Lantern Festival is not on February 14, 2014 for US time zones. Master Tsai has the explanation at the page of 2014 Full Moon Valentine's Day.
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