Mostly celebrated in China, the Lantern Festival marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Also known as Shangyuan festival, there are lanterns with embellished designs to admire. Communities introduce their children to many traditions, including carrying paper lanterns outside, solving riddles on lanterns, lion and dragon dance, and walking on stilts. With the symbolic colour of red families seek for good fortune and happiness for the year to come.
To continue traditions in Victoria, students are given the opportunity to learn how to make colourful and vibrant paper lanterns. Chinese Lantern Making & Calligraphy is the perfect opportunity for students to join the festivities of Lantern Festival. Our experienced presenter teaches a combination of crafting and calligraphy where students can learn about the wonderful artistry and traditions.
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