Chinese Red Small Light Lanterns
The Spring Festival celebrates the Earth coming back to life and the beginning of plowing and planting. Because the Chinese use a lunar calendar, the date of the Spring Festival changes each year. It takes place at some time during the end of January or the beginning of February. In Chinese Calendar 2008 is Year of Rat and 6 Feb 08 is Chinese New Year Eve. Chinese red lanterns are a symbol of happiness and good luck. Raising the red lantern is a tradition that began in China back in the 1600's during the Qing Dynasty. Our miniature Chinese lantern is crafted of a beautiful red velvet plastic and gracefully detailed in golden trimming with a red tassel.