Every year at the arrival of the New Year, not only hold a variety of lantern activities across the country, but also the climax of fireworks, we also call this day the "Lighting Festival".
Let's take a look at the charm of the national lighting festivals!
Lyon Lighting Festival, France
The Lyon Light Festival is a religious festival in Lyon, France. During the Light Festival, every resident in Lyon places lit candles outside their Windows to create full of street candles. Candles are also placed in religious places or some public places in the city. One of the most famous sites includes Notre Dame de Fuvier and Fertile Square.
The strong romanticism of France haunt the Lyon Light Festival, so over four million visitors come to the festival every year. To this end, in recent years, many public buildings will design a special lighting effect in the lighting festival, in order to increase the festive atmosphere.
Kobe Lantern Festival, Japan
The Kobe Lantern Festival is Japan's memorial service for the Hanshin earthquake victims and praying for urban renewal.
In many Japanese anime, there is a Kobe Lantern Festival figure! The lantern fair has a strong Japanese cultural atmosphere, but because the lantern festival is approaching Christmas, foreign tourists will think that it is a celebration to welcome Christmas. But they do not know that every time Kobe citizens see the lights always remind memories of the big earthquake, so there is a blessing at the lighting ceremony to mourn the victims of the earthquake.
Although Japan is cold in winter, when hundreds of thousands of light bulbs are lit up at the same time, this beautiful visual feast makes Kobe's winter night more warm and friendly.
Water Lantern Festival, Thai
The Water Lantern Festival is a traditional festival in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and parts of Myanmar.
Every water light festival night, whether in the city or in the town, just near the river port or lake, the water lights will float on the water. People put the water lights made on the day of the Water Lantern Festival into the river to express their wishes and wishes in their hearts.
In addition to the water lights, the lanterns are also a major celebration of the Thai Water Lantern Festival. It is believed that the colorful lights will slope the dark night sky and bring a whole year of luck and bad luck to the clouds.
Now, the Water Lantern Festival water lamp, has become one of the most happy festivals in Thailand. Even many foreign tourists will gladly join the celebration of the water lantern festival, everyone is happy together, water lights, wish wishes, singing and dance.
Lighting Festival, Nepal
Lighting Festival lasts for five days and is the second largest festival in Nepal and has traditional culture.
In Nepal, where power resources are scarce, the Lantern Festival can be said to be the most gorgeous festival of the year. From the first day of the festival, the streets of Nepal are no longer dark, and every family lights up colorful lights, candles or oil lights to pray for prosperity and health.
Lantern Festival, China
The formation of the Lantern Festival has a long process, rooted in the folk to turn on the lights to pray for the ancient customs.
The Lantern Festival mainly includes a series of traditional folk activities such as appreciating lanterns, eating dumplings, guessing lantern riddles and setting fireworks. In addition, many places in the Lantern Festival also added dragon lights, lion dance, stilts, dry boat rowing, Yangko dance, Taiping drum and other traditional folk performances.
Among them, dancing the dragon lantern is one of the important folk customs of the Lantern Festival celebration. Dragon dance is popular in many parts of China. The Chinese nation advocates dragons and takes dragons as a symbol of auspiciousness.
The most famous one is to hang lanterns to guess lantern riddles! In many Chinese TV series, the Lantern Festival is often seen in ancient Chinese times.
On the day of the Lantern Festival, no matter the height of the rich and poor and status, every family will hang up colorful lights. There are a variety of lights, urban and rural lights all night. You can not count how many lights are turned on which is very spectacular. And people will write riddles on their own lanterns and hang them in the lantern fair to participate in the activities. It was a full-name carnival day.
We can find that festivals arise for whatever reason. Light for these festivals, all represent missing!
And home, is always the place where we miss the most. Where do not need colorful lights to add atmosphere, do not need a sense of technology LED lights to create a fashion. Home is warm, is missing. It is a very important thing to add a ground lamp for the place of missing.