Sky Lanterns

If you’ve seen the new Disney movie, Tangled, you might remember one scene where Rapunzel’s kingdom launches thousands of paper lanterns into the air. What you might not know is that this is actually a real thing… the launching of sky lanterns is part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Taiwan.

In Taiwan, people will write their wishes for the new year on the lanterns before sending them up into the air. Check out this beautiful video of the lanterns being launched in the Pingxi District of New Taipei City, Taiwan:

Chiang Mai, Thailand also holds a sky lantern launching, but in November: