Feast of Lanterns 2017

July 29, 2017 in California

Feast of Lanterns is observed on July 29, 2017. California's Feast of Lanterns is an annual celebration of the legend of the Blue Willow, a fabricated "Chinese" story. However, in Pacific Grove's version of the story, the fleeing couple turns into Monarch Butterflies (because Pacific Grove likes to be known as "Butterfly Town, USA"), as opposed to birds, to flee the evil Mandarin. The Feast of Lanterns skit is performed on the last Saturday of every July, and the small town of Pacific Grove crams onto Lover's Point Beach to watch the show. In support of the town-wide holiday, lanterns can be seen hanging on the porches of many local homes. Lantern soup and lantern pie are delicious delicacies to be found exclusively at the "Feast of Lanterns." The afternoon preceding the Feast of Lanterns, the city holds its annual Pet Parade, which circles its main street, Lighthouse Avenue. The Feast of Lanterns holiday ends with fireworks over Lover's Point Beach, and Queen Topaz and her peasant lover, Chang, escaping safely together. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is Feast of Lanterns?
Nationwide
California

When is Feast of Lanterns?
Saturday, the 29th of July 2017
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