The Tao people's community of Indonesia celebrated the Mid-Autumn festival by releasing hundreds of sky lanterns (Kong Ming Lanterns) into the sky at Sanggar Agung Temple, Kenjeran. Indonesia. 12th September 2011
Tao People Community Indonesia celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with released hundreds of sky lantern (Kong Ming Lantern) to the sky at Sanggar Agung Temple, Kenjeran. Surabaya, Indonesia.
Kongming lantern consists of bamboo frames, the oiled rice paper and a small candle. The framesare covered with oiled rice paper and the small candle inside the lantern. When it is lit, the air inside the lantern is heating rapidly, thus the reduce of the density for the air inside causes the lantern to rise into the air.
In ancient China, kongming lantern was usually used in wars. While nowadays, it is used for expressing the best wishes, especially on Mid-Autumn and Lantern Festivals. People of all ages are interested in writing wishes on the surface of the lanterns. Kongming lantern is regarded as a symbol of “harvest success” or “well-being year after year”.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. The moon is regarded as the brightest, the fullest and the roundest one on this day.