Lantern riddles are riddles that were written on the lanterns that are displayed during the Chinese Lantern Festival or Chinese middle autumn festival and so on. The full name of ‘Lantern Riddles’are ‘riddles written on lanterns’.
Chinese Lantern Riddles People in the festival must guess the answer from a word , a poem or a phrase, guessing the riddles are as hard as fighting with a tiger, so that lantern riddles have another name - ‘lantern tigers’ .
Three essential features of lantern riddles
Unique formats: The lantern riddles consiste of three parts, the riddles, the suggest, and the answer. Different meaning: There are many different meaning in a Chinese character. If you want to get the answer of lantern riddles, you must ponder deeply with a different meansing of the words in the riddles. The answer is not repeat:There is no repeat character between the riddles and the answer. Some example of Lantern Riddles
English Lantern Riddles
Riddles: What’s full of holes but still holds water?
Answer: a sponge
Riddles: What building has the most stories?
Answer: A Library
Riddles: Which is faster, hot or cold?
Answer: Hot’s faster. You can catch a cold
Riddles: When is your mind like a rumpled bed?
Answer: When it is not made up.
Riddles: What is it that everybody does at the same time?
Answer: grow older
Chinese Lantern Riddles