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Raise the Red Lanterns For The Mid Autumn festival! September 7, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Culture.
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This month is the eighth month on the Chinese Lunar calendar and on Sept 14, which is the Fifteenth Day of the Eighth month, the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, known also as Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival. Here we introduce to you the various lanterns that you can find in Malaysia, on sale at sundry shops during the Eighth Lunar Month of the Chinese calendar.

The gallery above shows traditional glass-paper lanterns. On nights of the festival, children go around the neighbourhood parading these lanterns which are lit with candles. Sometimes, when the wind is too strong, the lanterns catch fire and can create quite a drama. However, it is part of the fun of growing up. But as modernisation and development take place, these become rare sights. In fact, such lanterns can only be found in the village shops and suburban areas.

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