Chinese Lantern Festival Videos, North Carolina

da-AL in front of lighted Chinese astrology banner
Pigs are great!

What’s a Chinese Lantern Festival? It took visiting a good friend in North Carolina for me to discover. Theories vary about its origins, but always it’s tied to the Chinese New Year. This one was an eye-popping expanse of light sculptures beautiful enough to make all ages brave the cold outdoors …

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… And there were even performances! …

Here’s about Georgia O’Keeffe in North Carolina. Also, here’s about the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Women-Powered Art, and its Outspoken and Ancient Art and its Cutting Edge Art.

Have you attended a light festival?…

23 thoughts on “Chinese Lantern Festival Videos, North Carolina

  1. tripmonkey February 20, 2019 / 1:44 am

    I love Chinese New Year! Got to try some Yee Sang salad!

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  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt February 19, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    The Chinese Lantern Festival in North Carolina – who would have thought? But it is so gorgeous and imaginative, an event to take the whole family to experience. The performers are incredibly agile and graceful, such joy to watch.

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    • da-AL February 22, 2019 / 3:38 pm

      was a suprise for me too lol

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  3. roijoyeux February 19, 2019 / 11:30 am

    I know of “La fête des lumières” held in the French city of Lyon each year around 8 December to thank the Virgin Mary, because it was thanks to her that in the Middle Ages, the plague epidemic that was invading Southern France stopped and Lyon was spared

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  4. Stella, oh, Stella February 18, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    I have never experienced a lantern festival, it must have been exciting! There be dragons … (and there be pandas as well). I always wondered, why the plates don’t fall down when the sticks are not standing totally straight up.

    The Chinese community is not that large in Denmark.

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    • da-AL February 22, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      lolol – if you look closely at the video, indeed the plates were glued to sticks! what countries do most immigrants come to Denmark from?

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      • Stella, oh, Stella February 22, 2019 / 3:41 pm

        That is hard for me to say, there are a lot of Germans, Polish, Russians, other Scandinavians, people from the Baltic countries, but they often come for the summer only to help with the harvest.
        I have just looked it up. It seems like the largest immigrant group are Turks. There are not so many Africans, I think it is too cold here … 😉

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