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Place To Visit: Pingxi Lantern Festival (Taiwan)


If this festival isn't on the list of places you need to visit, then now it definitely will be. Lanter Festival is usually held in February on the first full moon in new lunar year. The main attraction is the release of lanterns into the air that carry prayers, vows and wishes of the people which are believed to go to heaven and that brings them happiness in the New Year. During the festival 100-200 thousand of lanterns is released and before that you can write a wish or decorate it with images.

Tradition has it that the “sky lantern” was invented during the Three Kingdoms by Zhuge Liang and there are several theories about how the Lantern Festival was created. One of them is that it all started because of the ancient Chinese, who is believed to be able to see celestial spirits in the light of the first full moon of the lunar new year. Another theory is that the farmers celebrated the extension of daylight hours and the spring, and the third is that the emperor of the Han Dynasty, who was a devout Buddhist, ordered his subjects to pay homage to the Buddha by displaying light. Another theory is that the lanterns were released to make clear that they are safe because at that time there were a lot of crime.

Anyway, this festival is really special and magical. One day I will definitely come here and release my lantern into the sky. And you? Does this festival goes on your bucket list? ...or you've already been here?

“Sky lanterns in the north, beehive fireworks in the south.”
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Ako vam ovaj festival nije na listi o mestima koja morate posestiti, sada će definitivno biti. Lanter Festival se obično održava u februaru kada je prvi pun mesec u novoj lunarnoj godini. Glavna atrakcija je puštanje fenjera u vazduh koji nose molitve, zavete i želje ljudi za koje se veruje da idu u raj i da im donosi sreću u Novoj godini. Tokom festivala se pušta oko 100-200 hiljada fenjera, a pre toga zapiše se želja ili se ukrase slikama.

Tradicija kaže da je “nebo fenjera” izmišljeno u periodu Tri Kraljevstva od strane Zhuge Liang, a postoji i nekoliko teorija o tome kako je Lantern Festival nastao. Jedna od njih je ta da je sve započelo zbog antičkog Kineza koji je verovao da mogu da se vide nebeski duhovi u svetlu prvog punog meseca nove lunarne godine. Druga teorija je ta da su farmeri slavili produženje dnevnih sati i proleće, a treća da je car dinastije Han, koji je bio predan budista, naredio svojim podanicima da odaju počast Budi tako što će prikazati svetlost. Još jedna od teorija je ta da su lampioni puštani kako bi stavili do znanja da su bezbedni jer je u to vreme bilo dosta kriminala.

Bilo kako bilo, ovaj festival je zaista nešto posebno i magično. Definitivno ću jednog dana doći ovde i pustiti svoj fenjer u nebo. A vi? Da li ovaj festival ide na vašu bucket listu? ...ili ste već bili ovde?





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22 коментара:

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  5. Wow, I can imagine it is so impressing to visit this festival!
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  7. Wow, this looks amazing! I love the beautiful pictures, wish I could join in! Also, very interesting story behind the event :)

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful! I would love to take part in a lantern festival one day. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it must be watching this in person!

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  9. I didn't know about this festival, thank you so much for sharing!
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