Lantern Festivals

Lantern Festivals

Chinese lantern is famous at all times and in all over the world, so as the Zigong Lantern Festival. Among all other lantern festivals in the whole country, Zigong Lantern Festival stands out and won the reputation of the “The Best Lantern Festival in China”. Zigong then become more famous for “Millennium-old Salt Capital”, “Hometown of Dinosaur” and “The Lantern City of South China”. Zigong Lantern Festival has its own history and distinctive feature. It has been the convention to light lanterns in the Lunar New Year since Tang dynasty, after thousands years of transform, it now become a local lantern festival that people can launch sky lantern, watch dragon lantern dance, lion lantern dance and anticipate lantern competition, etc. Nowadays, Zigong Lantern Festival has become a world-famous event that involves in all kinds of local tradition and customs.

 

The innovation of design and production of Zigong lantern was called Elite Art by Chinese and foreign expert. The lantern that made of all kinds of materials shows the craftsman’s sophisticated skills and magical creativity. Instead of liking the traditional lantern that is small, simple and motionless, Zigong lantern craftsman break through the established lantern technology to a modern way, created giant, exquisite and animated lanterns. Zigong lantern craftsman brought the modern photoelectric technology to the lantern production on the basis of preserving the traditional style and aesthetic and skills that mixed “shape, color, light, motion and sound” together. In addition to the high ornamental value, Zigong Lantern Festival is also very fun for visitors because it shows the stories that people like and the folklore through various lantern settings. Another distinctive feature of Zigong Lantern Festival is that it combines lantern and the scenery organically. The craftsman use both the exquisite lanterns and giant lanterns to optimize the layout between garden and landscape. Visitors are amazed by the magnificent grand scene when they saw the lights blend in with the scenery.

 

The grand artistic conception and technique of expression of Zigong Lantern Festival, as well as the remarkable skills of Zigong lantern craftsman have making the Zigong Lantern Festival more like a combination of literature, science and art instead of just simple construction.


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