Q033: Respected Master Lu, Chinese New Year is approaching. Can we light lanterns and hang them outside the main door for the whole night? Is this appropriate?

A033: 

  • Regarding lanterns with candles or light bulbs:
    • you should never hang lanterns with candles;
    • you should not hang lanterns with light bulbs;
    • you should also not hang lanterns.
  • Hanging objects such as lanterns usually causes trouble.

 

[Updated 2012.04.25]