The tradition of using sky lanterns has been around for hundreds of years and they have made it into the modern era. They are seemingly just as popular as they were in the past. They can be regularly seen at wedding and celebrations for just about any occasion. They are a decorative item that make everyone at the event feel special. This is why we are thinking of introducing these at the next whisky festival.
The lanterns actually have their own festivals. One which takes place in Thailand. This is well known across the world. Traditionally, lanterns are believed to offer protection from evil spirits and as such bringing good to the person that releases one. But don’t get that confused if you have drank too much whisky that releasing one will mean no hangover in the morning.
Sky lanterns don’t create any pollution and are environmentally friendly, especially when compared to things such as fireworks and bonfires. They are visually magnificent when a few are released simultaneously and they create enchantment at an event. This is one of the reasons why lanterns are seen at parties, wedding and other important events in people’s lives. In many areas of the world, particularly in Asia, flying lanterns are part of the New Years Eve decorations. We view the festival as in important part of people’s lives and so we opted for this idea to release lanterns.
You may know them as either sky lanterns, flying lanterns or floating lanterns but they have become very dear to many people across the world. They are great to have around even when there isn’t a special occasion to celebrate. They may also be called sky candles or even Chinese paper lanterns. In fact, they have so many names that there are too many to list here. Online, there is a very wide range of lanterns to choose from. Websites such as bestskylanterns.co.uk thoroughly test the many different types of lanterns to ensure that you get ones correct for your special occasion and so there are no nasty surprises from poor build quality or materials
If you are maybe concerned that sky lanterns are not environmentally friendly, we assure you that they are almost always 100% biodegradable. We would never use anything at one of our festivals that may cause harm to the environment. They are usually only constructed from recycled paper and the heat/light source is a candle. If/when we give you a lantern at the festival, we will provide you with all of the safety information that you will require for a safe release. So there is no need to worry and even children can get involved.
As for the types of lanterns we will provide, prepare yourselves to be rather amazed at the selection there will be to choose from. There will be many shapes, sizes and colours to selecy. However, be wary that the size and shape can affect the type of flight that a lantern will have, along with the weather of course. So lets’s hope that it doesn’t rain.