Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

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The Chinese Lantern Festival at Ontario Place in Toronto features a beautiful display of hand-crafted lanterns made by artisans from the city of Zigong, China. The silk lanterns are a family-favourite, making the waterfront glow with bright, beautiful colours. Forty exhibits have been designed to represent architectural wonders from each continent of the world. The exhibits also feature animals, marine creatures and dinosaurs. The festival impress people of all ages including young children who will be in awe of bright colours and recognizable landmarks.

Chinese Lantern Festival 01 Chinese Lantern FestivalThe Lantern Festival also known as the Shang Yuan Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year in the Chinese calendar. It is not to be confused with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also sometimes known as the “Lantern Festival” in locations such as Singapore, and Malaysia.

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4 Comments to “Chinese Lantern Festival”

  • Amazing!
    And I thought our Auckland Lantern Festival was lovely enough?

  • Amazing!
    And I thought our Auckland Lantern Festival was lovely enough?

  • Does anyone know when this festival happens? Would love to plan a trip to see it in person.

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