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Look! Exciting And Fantastic Sky Lantern Festival Coming To Utah

 Lantern Show in Utah is coming our way. Chinese tradition of lighting lanterns to welcome the spring season and rebirth in many ways. There are so many lantern shows in the U.S. and worldwide, this time here in Salt Lake City. It's a opportunity to go outdoors and at dusk release a lantern into the air and watch  dozens upon dozens of lanterns as they are released in the desert skies. 

Lanterns being released   Photo by Abby Kihano

Sky Lantern Festival is coming it will be on Friday and Saturday May 21 & 22nd 2021. Per their official website they say the Sky Lantern Festival is inspired by Thai Lantern Festivals. The prices for now in April are relatively low at 27.50 per person, which includes a lantern kit for ages 7 and up. Things you can bring with you are chair or a tarp or large blanket to rest on. No outdoor food is allowed, but they do sell smores which includes Hershey's chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows which can be put together to make about 10 smores. No alcohol is allowed, and any fluids must come in sealed, no open containers. If you plan on coming with more than 15 people, contact the organizers on their website for a discounted group rate. 

Chinese Lanterns      Photo by mentatdgt

A lot of states and countries are banning the lanterns in concern of fire hazards, but the Lantern Show is one company where they have safety measures in place, so that you don't have to worry. An Asian tradition that has made it to the United States, and is going strong. People can come in groups or with a friend or a date, or with children doesn't matter, but definitely get your tickets before May because the discounted tickets will go up in May. 

Photo by Aden Ardenrich

The people of Thailand celebrate in November and give thanks to the many rivers that are close to many towns. The river brings life and many of the towns are cradled on the river's banks. Many of the rivers start up north and then are released into the South China Sea, namely Mekong. The Chao Phraya river is released into the Gulf of Thailand where Bangkok resides. Thailand has many many more rivers that all head south, some of them start way up north in the Nepal Mountains and others start in Thailand where they converge and all take their own paths down into the Sea and Gulf. 


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