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Safety instructions on how to properly light up sky lanterns.

Safety instructions on how to properly light up sky lanterns

 

 Sky lanterns, Chinese lanterns or Kongming lantern, are airborne paper lanterns that are part of Asian traditions since it was first deployed at the turn of the 3rd century in China. Also known as ‘wish lanterns’, the sky lantern is made up of specially made or oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material called paraffin. When lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thus lowering its density and causing the lantern to rise into the air. The sky lantern is only airborne for as […]