Tuesday, 14 February 2012
In the district of Pingxi, or Pinghsi, in northern Taiwan, they hold a Festival of Lanterns each year, 15 days after the Lunar New Year. People write their hopes, dreams, and wishes on sky lanterns, light a flame inside, and let the lantern rise up to the heavens. The lanterns aren't small - about 60 cm across by 120 high (2 feet by 4 feet).
Everyone releases their lanterns at much the same time and the skies become full with hundreds of lights. According to the sender of this card, "it becomes a painting as in Van Gogh's Starry Night".
I hope you see all your wishes and dreams come true this year.
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