The Lantern Festival originated in China and is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month of the year. This is the day when the full moon appears for the first time in the lunar year. The Lantern Festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year festivities and symbolizes the start of new year. These days, eating rice dumpling balls is the most common custom relished during the Lantern Festival. The sweetness and roundness of the rice dumpling balls together with the presence of the full moon symbolize a new year filled with peace, harmony and perfection.