What are paper lanterns?
Did you know that paper was invented in China way back in the Han Dynasty by a Eunuch called Cai Lun 蔡伦.
Chinese paper lanterns or Dēnglóng in Chinese are made with thin brightly coloured paper glued onto and over a frame of thin strips of bamboo or wood, often with a candle or now a days a led light. these can be formed into a variety of diffrent shapes and sizes and were used as a form of street lighting way back in the Han Dynasty some 2,000 years ago.
The lighting of paper lanterns has become a traditional part of Chinese celebrations of all kinds.