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Posted 1 year ago

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bobogal
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This was my childhood cellophane Rooster lantern. Once a year on the Mid-Autumn Festival (aka Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival), people would eat mooncakes and kids would carry their lanterns and have a parade around the neighbourhood and play with sparklers etc. In those days, most lanterns were cellophane or the cheaper paper (accordion style) ones and you would put a lighted candle inside. The metal coil holder at the underbelly of my rooster lantern is the candle holder. You would have a string attached to the lantern and coil the string around a wooden stick handle.

Nowadays, kids carry plastic lanterns which are inflatable, they are lit by battery-operated bulbs and some even have music. They look and feel so faraway from the traditional lanterns. I still love the cellophane types, which are still being sold side-by-side with the plastic ones.

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  1. bobogal bobogal, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kerry!
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    I loved going to the Festival of Lights in Singapore... It's such a beautiful time of year.
  3. bobogal bobogal, 1 year ago
    Thanks DrFluffy, Manikin, bratjdd and valentino for the appreciation! Have a great weekend!
  4. bobogal bobogal, 1 year ago
    Mike, thanks for the appreciation!!
  5. bobogal bobogal, 1 year ago
    Thanks Sean for the love!!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your very welcome bobogal:)

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