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Lantern Rite is a festival in Liyue celebrated on the first full moon of the year and lasts for five days.[1] It is said to be the biggest of Liyue's festivals.

Traditions

Every year, one fallen hero from Liyue's history is selected as the subject of the Lantern Rite's Mingxiao Lantern — a massive lantern constructed from materials donated by citizens and visitors alike.

History

Originally, people began releasing lanterns as a way to remind soldiers of the way home, and to never lose sight of themselves.[2] After the Archon War ended, it became a way to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during the war, and eventually evolved into a festival.

The Lantern Rite coincides with one of the largest outbursts of power from gods felled in the Archon War, which Xiao has to do battle against during the festival's duration.[3]

Mingxiao Lantern

The Mingxiao Lantern is a massive lantern constructed by Liyue's citizens and visitors. Its size depends on the largest chunk of Plaustrite found in the previous year, and its design is based on the form of one of the adepti who died to protect Liyue.[1]

Trivia

  • After the Lantern Rite ends, certain members of the Millelith are tasked with traveling throughout Liyue and collecting the lanterns released during the festival to prevent them from becoming litter.[4]
  • This event most resembles Chinese New Year celebrations. It even occurs around Chinese New Year in February.

Gallery

Fleeting Colors in Flight

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishLantern Rite
Chinese
(Simplified)
海灯节
Hǎidēng-jié
Sea Lantern Festival
Chinese
(Traditional)
海燈節
Hǎidēng-jié
Japaneseかいとうさい
Kaitou-sai
Sea Lantern Festival
Korean해등절
Haedeung-jeol
Sea Lantern Festival
SpanishRito de la LinternaRite of the Lantern
FrenchFestival des lanternesFestival of Lanterns
RussianПраздник морских фонарей
Prazdnik morskikh fonarey
Sea Lantern Festival
ThaiLantern Rite
VietnameseTết Hải ĐăngSea Lantern Festival
GermanLaternenritualLantern Ritual
IndonesianLantern Rite
PortugueseRitual de LanternasRitual of Lanterns

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 NPC Dialogue, during "Lantern Rite": Jiangzhou
  2. Zhongli's Voice-Over: More About Zhongli: III
  3. Xiao's Character Story: Vision
  4. Event Lantern Rite Tales World Quest: Where the Light Wanes

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