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.
Sky lanterns are also referred to as sky candles or fire balloons, however this term is also used to refer to balloon munitions used during World War II.
Sky Lanterns have proved extremely unpopular with farmers in many countries due to the potential for causing crop fires and the chance of death of livestock on consuming the lantern remains upon landing.
In ancient China, sky lanterns were strategically used in wars. However later on, non-military applications were employed as they became popular with children at carnivals. These lanterns were subsequently incorporated into festivals like the Chinese Mid-Autumn and Lantern Festivals. Pingsi in the Taipei County of Taiwan holds an annual Lantern Festival in which sky lanterns are released.
Wish Lanterns are known by different names in different areas of the world – and in the US and China they are most commonly known as Sky Lanterns . The term sky lantern is a literal translation of the Chinese characters that are used in Chinese Kanji, but the sky lantern has been accepted into different areas of the world by different names.
Wish lanterns are still relatively new to the Western world, but have seen their popularity soar over the last 5 years, especially within the USA, winning hearts and minds with their warmth, light and beauty.
Wish Lantern sky lanterns allow you to capture some of the magic of the Pingxi lantern festival yourself, and make your own wish as you launch a lantern. Our sky lanterns are of the highest quality available in the USA, individually wrapped with pre-attached fuel cells, are available in multi-coloured day time lantern packs, and carry a USA price match guarantee.
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