Although there is no longer a practical need for Chinese lanterns, they are still made, used, and enjoyed by the Chinese people. They continue to be a means of artistic expression, both in terms of functionality, design, and decoration.
Every year, the Chinese Lantern Festival closes out Chinese New Year festivities. Held on the first full moon of the first lunar month, the Lantern Festival is a celebration of the beginning of springtime. The tradition is thought to date back more than 2,000 years to sometime in the Han Dynasty, when it was a tribute to Buddha. Nowadays people light Chinese lanterns (both the stationary and floating varieties), eat yuanxiao (sweet dumplings), and try to solve riddles posted on the lanterns (if you guess the right answer, the lantern’s owner must give you a present). Decorating with Chinese lanterns is a great way to bring the light and joy of the Chinese Lantern Festival into your home. Start by checking out the vast selection of Chinese Lanterns listed on eBay.
Chinese sky lanterns can be bought readily enough and are popular to set off at a special event, such as a wedding or a birthday party. However, they are much more satisfying to make. Constructing Chinese...
Let these Multicolored Chinese Lantern String Lights bring light into others' world and your world. Hollowed three-inch ribbed nylon lantern spheres in pink, yellow, blue, green, and purple encase classic clear bulbs, all of which are connected to a white cord for the perfect indoor and outdoor display.
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Perfect for our Chinese Garden!
July 15, 2014
I was leery after looking online for an hour at Chinese lanterns of all shapes and sizes. I wanted a small, round, lantern to hang in our Chinese Garden, but couldn't use paper outside. These lanterns were the perfect size, color, shape, and made of a kind of nylon fabric that works outdoors. Very pleased and will order them again when they need to be replaced in a few years.