Mowgli, Baloo, and Shere Khan are just three of the many iconic characters that appear in Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” Popular across the globe, the story inspired our lantern festival at the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, entitled Jungle Book Light Festival, which attracted thousands of visitors each night.
Did you know that the Malayan tapir can hide in a river and use its flexible snout like a snorkel? Or that a Greenland shark might be the world’s oldest living vertebrate at up to 512 years old? Many of these awe-inspiring animals are in danger, and by recreating them in colorful and engaging ways.
Every Tianyu Lantern Festival is unique. You can follow our festivals around the country like you’d follow your favorite band, or visit every baseball stadium, exploring and engaging with the details that make each event so memorable.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to our festivals when the time is right, but for now you can surround yourself with our colorful virtual backgrounds to enliven your next Zoom meeting or happy hour! Tianyu festivals are filled with light lanterns that come in all shapes and sizes, and provide stunning backgrounds for photographers.
We are bringing our larger-than-life lantern sculptures to you with lantern art challenges and activities that you can do anywhere — even in the comfort of your home. Just like our Chinese lantern festivals, these lantern art challenges are designed for people of all ages.
China has an exceptionally rich culture that dates back thousands of years. As one of the oldest countries in the world, China is known for having one of the highest populations and tourism rates. From a global perspective, people have come to appreciate and endear China as a country known for its timeless traditions.
Lanterns have been a part of Chinese culture since the Eastern Han Dynasty, and today they are the focal point of festivals that happen all over the world. The frame is made of bamboo, wood, rattan or wire, and the shade is made of paper or silk. Lanterns can be created in any shape or color.