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With a traditions of hundreds of years, sky lanterns have turned it into modernity, becoming as popular as in the past. Used during weddings, celebrations and almost ever special occasion, flying lanterns are decorative items that make everyone attending that party or event feel special. They even have their own festival in Thailand, which is famous all over the planet.

Sky lanterns are known to offer protection from evil spirits, carrying only the good things of the person who releases them into the sky. Also, they do not pollute the environment, being an environmentally friendly alternative to other lighting methods. The visual display offered is truly enchanting, flying lanterns can often be seen at weddings, birthdays or anniversaries of couples, festivals, celebrations.

In many parts of the world, and especially in Asia, sky lanterns are used as New Year decorations, and the holidays dedicated to them ending the festivities.


The name of the sky lantern is a translation of the Chinese name, but they were also referred to as sky candles or fire balloons.

The overall design is a thin paper shell, from about 30 cm to several meters long with an opening at the bottom. The hole usually has a width of 10 to 30 cm (even for the largest shells) and is surrounded by a stiff collar that serves to suspend the flame source and keep it away from the walls.

When ignited, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thereby reducing its density and causing the lantern to rise in the air. The sky lantern is in the air only until the flame stays alight, after which the lantern lowers back to the ground.

If you are concerned that sky lanterns are not environmentally friendly, you should know that these decorative items are 100% biodegradable. They are made from recycled paper, and the light source is represented by candles. For each flying lantern you purchase, you will be provided with a safety guide and instructions on how to actually use these items.

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