An awestruck Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for talks and stated his determination to try and bring peace into the world. The meeting, which was fairly short lived, brought the leader of the free world head to head with the leader of the biggest Christian denomination. Trump has declared himself to be honoured to have met the Pontiff. His trip to Italy comes straight after he visited Israel and the Middle East earlier this week.

The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese celebration that is on the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunisolar Chinese calendar and usually falls in February or early March on the Gregorian calendar. In 2019 it fell on February 19, and in 2020 it will be on February 8. The Festival marks the final day of the traditional In 2019 it fell on February 19, and in 2020 it will be on February 8.

Emperor Ming of Han ordered all temples, households, and the imperial palace to light candles and for the citizens to hang lanterns. * Beginning with Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, all the emperors ordered splendid ceremonies every year to bring good health and favorable weather to him and his people. * Tianguan is the Taoist god with his birthday falling on that fifteenth day

The best period for Lantern Festival celebrants would have been during the Ming dynasty when it lasted around one month!