One of the most magical events I have ever stumbled upon in my research is the annual sky lantern festival in Phuket, Thailand.
This event takes place every October or November in the year during Loi Kratong Festival. I think the festival is a marvelous example of how lovely some human thoughts can be and what we can create together.
There is a similar ceremony that takes place during the Chinese Lunar New Year in Pingxi, Taipei County. Participants release the lanterns with prayers for good luck in the new year. For more information and photos, check out The Atlantic Online.
My dream is to someday visit this spectacular sight during the festival. In the meantime, I may end up incorporating a sky lantern festival into one of my stories. Here is one last spectacular image for your enjoyment!
- Venting Creative Frustration, 04/22/2011