Sky lanterns come in all types of sizes from the very large to the very small or baby sized sky lanterns. They are used in celebration of all types of things and are the central focus of many festivals, The Yipeng Lantern Festival celebrates the twelfth moon in the Buddhist Calendar, and sky lanterns are a great part of these festivities.
Outside of historical value, sky lanterns are also thought to hold good luck as well. It was thought that the longer the sky lantern floated in the air, the better luck they would have, and that the lanterns floating in the air would bring them luck and ease their troubles, pleasing deities and keeping bad spirits away. It was also said that if these lanterns were offered to Buddhist monks they would receive wisdom and knowledge that they did not previously possess, as the light is said to be the light guiding people to the path of knowledge and righteousness.
Please note - our Sky Lanterns are high quality, fire retardant and 100% biodegradable, not to be confused with inferior versions. Sky Lanterns can be used to celebrate all special events, festivals, weddings, new year, birthdays, summer parties, the list is endless. Anytime you need a quiet stylish alternative to fireworks Sky Lanterns are the obvious choice. Our Sky Lanterns are the very best quality available; they are extremely safe and very easy to use, being made from flame retardant paper with a bamboo frame that are both fully bio-degradable. To launch: simply remove the Sky Lantern from its outer sleeve, unfold it and attach the small wax fuel cell. Hold the Sky Lantern open and upright, light the fuel cell then release the Lantern. In calm windless conditions Sky Lanterns will rise to heights greater than 1000m and stay aloft for up to 20 minutes.
Sky lanterns, also known as Kongming Lantern are airborne paper lanterns traditionally found in some Asian cultures. They are constructed from oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material. When lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thus lowering its density causing the lantern to rise into the air.
The sky lantern is only airborne for as long as the flame stays alight, after which
the lantern floats back to the ground.