The day before the Lantern Festival, the Lantern Display stage will be building on the open square in the front of temples. People will bring their designed lantern to the display stage for the competition. A dedicate delicate lantern might take more than a month to complete. The ancient lantern has a candle inside to keep it bright. Candle might cause a fire. Today's lantern is lighted up by the electricity. Therefore people need to test the lantern at night. If any performance on the Lantern Festival will have rehearsal on this day.
Before adult made lanterns for children on the 14th lunar day. Now children can go to the store to find and buy their own lantern. The most popular lantern is always related to the Chinese horoscope animal of the new year.