Tuesday, September 13, 2011


It's Mid-Autumn Festival...time for the year's fullest moon, sweetest mooncakes, and lanterns galore. The latter adorn estates, train stations, and shopping centres all over Hong Kong. Some lanterns are traditional in their colour and design. However, as you can see from the photos below, lanterns come in just about every shape or style you can imagine.

Carla, you would love these sweet little turtle lanterns.

I think these fish are my favourite of all the lanterns.

And (sigh!) my children demonstrate their good taste by liking the Angry Birds ones the best!

Here are Tirzah and Keegan with the paper lanterns they made at a church craft activity on the weekend.

On Sunday we saw a display in Victoria Park of an enormous fish sculpture made from traditional Chinese lanterns. Later we found that it broke a Guinness Record with its 2,360  lanterns.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love paper lanterns! My favourite is the lotus flower. Still laughing about the kids liking the angry birds! What is it with those things?!