Did you know?
- Lanterns in ancient China were made of silk, paper or animal skin with frames of bamboo or wood
- It is commonly believed that the Chinese Lantern Festival originated back in the 1st Century, during the Han Dynasty. The Festival is said to honour Buddha. It was sometimes known as the “Lovers Festival” as it gave a rare chance for young men and women to meet . . . oh love is in the air!
- In ancient India, fireflies in transparent containers were used as a short term solution for lighting.
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- Bean congee was consumed for breakfast during the Japanese Lantern Festival as it was believed to ward off evil spirits.
- Historically Lanterns were used as an essential piece of communication during the steam locomotives era, between railway workers. One of the most classically recognised symbols throughout the history of Lanterns is the train conductor swinging a lit lantern from an open doorway.