Lantern and Lantern Festival

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is a popular East Asian tradition of Chinese origin, dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty that spread to neighbouring cultures like Japan. It was first called Mid-Autumn festival in the Zhou Dynasty. In Malaysia and Singapore, it is also referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. The Chinese Lantern Festival is held on the 15 day of the first lunar month.

China Town is decked up with beautiful lanterns and lamps. Moon Cakes are sold everywhere. Today is lantern festival too along with Ananthapadmanabha swamy vrata :D so posting both together. Lantern was made of used bisleri bottle. Akash's childcare teachers are very creative. They helped each child of the center to make one lantern each. It was a DIY project. Take a close look and you can create one at home yourself.

This lantern goes to Vani's CAN ART EVENT 


Illatharasi said...

This is really cool..... Wonderful job by Akash:)

I need to look for a gift to him;) .... tell him he will surely get it when we meet ;)

LG said...

Sure Vani..thanks and he will be delighted to have it :)

notyet100 said...

lookin so nice,...real creative...:-)

sowmya said...

very cute and so creative..

Sukanya said...

Akash is as talented as his mom

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