Asian Lantern Festival

Cleveland, Ohio

 

 


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Asian Lantern Festivals date back in Chinese culture to the ancient Eastern Han Dynasty (250-220), nearly 2,000 years ago. In Cleveland they hold it at the Metroparks Zoo. We choose to drive it rather then walk it. It was much bigger and larger then we anticipated and was really quite enjoyable.

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The festivalís origins can be traced to the historical cultural exchanges between ancient Iranian religions and China. There seems to be a couple different companies that produce these traveling Lantern Festivals. We were at one a few years back in California at the Pomona Fairgrounds. The one in Cleveland was much larger and more colorful.

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