“Historian” says Feast Of Lanterns being multicultural is egg-foo-young in the face. Feast of Lanterns does an about face and plays down the whole multicultural thing.
They fished for squid using lighted boats on moonless nights, Lydon said. The lights of the boats on the bay were a tourist attraction, “like Christmas decorations on the ocean.”
Those lighted boats may well have inspired Pacific Grove’s annual Feast of Lanterns at Lovers Point, where an ersatz Chinese pageant is re-enacted.