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Posted 11 months 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, 11 months ago
    Thanks Kerry!
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 11 months ago
    I loved going to the Festival of Lights in Singapore... It's such a beautiful time of year.
  3. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    Thanks DrFluffy, Manikin, bratjdd and valentino for the appreciation! Have a great weekend!
  4. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    Mike, thanks for the appreciation!!
  5. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    Thanks Sean for the love!!
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
    Your very welcome bobogal:)

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