Share your experience with your classmates. Did you have the experience of setting off the sky Lantern before? " What did you feel while you were setting off the sky lantern?" Did you write anything on the sky lantern you were going to set off?
Setting off the sky Lantern at night is poetic and fun, but, do you know the origin of it?
the origin of sky lantern Sky Lanterns are also known as "Kung Ming lanterns“ because people say they were invented by Chu Ke-liang (also known as Kung Ming) during the Three Kingdoms period as way of communication during war time.
Now, people set off sky lantern for fun, and, by writing wishes on the sky lanterns, people hope that all their wishes can come true through this activity.
So, If you need to make a sky lantern, do you know how to make it?
Below are some pictures, please try to guess the correct making steps.
If you want to make a sky lantern, you need to prepare: thin or oiled paper bamboo strips A cloth or piece of gold paper soaked in kerosene A pole for blessing paper wire
First: Four same size oiled paper put them in an order (the 4th paper is on the bottom). Open the 4th paper first. Pull the 1st paper up. The distance between the 2nd and the 3rd paper is 1 cm. Put glue on the 3rd paper and wrap the 2nd paper. (the 3rd paper covers the 2nd one)
Separate the 4th paper and the 1st one 1 cm. Put glue on the 4th paper and wrap the 1st one. (the 4th paper covers the 1st one)
Changing sides ： Separate the 1st paper and the 2nd one 1 cm. Put glue on the 2nd paper and wrap the 1st one. (the 2nd paper covers the 1st one)
Separate the 4th paper and the 3rd one 1 cm. Put glue on the 4th paper and wrap the 3rd one. (the 4th paper covers the 3rd one)
Install the top lid Cover four sides and wait for twenty minutes. After the glue is dry, open it up and install the top lid with a square cotton paper. Glue it tightly.
Install the circle bottom frame ： Take a circle bottom frame. The triangular head is on the top (to the top lid). Tear off the tape and glue the cotton paper on the bottom frame. http://erns.tses.tpc.edu.tw/~taishan/lantern%20En/sk/gnn/002.htm
During the Lantern Festival, people in the Taitung area traditionally hold a unique activity called "Bombing Deity Handan."
Who is Handan? According to the folk tales, Handan was a general of the Shang dynasty in the twelfth century BC. After dying in a battle, he is said to have been appointed as treasurer of the heavenly world, with the power to bestow prosperity on those in the earthly world.
Why people want to bomb Handan? Because Handan is afraid of cold weather, people throw firecrackers at him when he goes out for inspection in order to keep him warm and win his good favor.
Today, it becomes a tradition of Taitung. The person who plays the role of Deity Handan tours the city on a sedan chair, facing the firecrackers thrown at him, protected only by a tree branch. http://www.eastcoast- nsa.gov.tw/en/upfile/16/85753.doc?PHPSESSID=9a4d211565a5c1493622de1643c4063 e