Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

'Spirit'

A Chinese Spring Lantern Festival

March 2008

'Spirit' - A Chinese Spring Lantern Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  -  March 2008

  Peter Stubbs.   www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                   Photograph taken March 4, 2008

 

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'Spirit' - A Chinese Spring Lantern Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  -  March 2008

 

Chinese Spring Lantern Festivals

China

Spring Lantern Festivals are an ancient public ritual, traditionally celebrated in China on the fifteenth day of the first month of the Chinese New Year. They mark the end of the series of Chinese New Year celebrations each year.

During the Lantern Festivals, children traditionally go out at night carrying bright decorated lanterns.

Edinburgh

The 'Spirit' Chinese Spring Lantern Festival  was held in the evenings from February 22 to March 9, 2008, in the Royal Botanic Garden greenhouses in Edinburgh,

This marked the launch of 'China Now' in Scotland, a year-long showcase of Chinese culture, exploring the ancient and modern links between the two countries.

More Photos

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see more photos taken during  the 'Spirit' festival in Edinburgh.

Lanterns

    'Spirit' - A Chinese Spring Lantern Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  -  March 2008

Acknowledgement:   The information above is taken from a Royal Botanic Garden leaflet handed out at the 'Spirit'  exhibition in February/March 2008..

 

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