People who have visited the 2011 Lantern Festival in Naperville this weekend had the chance to enjoy martial arts, dances, and different lanterns such as the wish lantern and floating lantern.
This is the sixth time this Asian culture festival is taking place in Illinois. This time the audience was entertained by the Xilin Performing Arts Center members. All the money raised from the festival were meant as a charity donation for the Xilin Community. The concert raised between 10 and 15 thousand dollars. It was about two hours long. Some special guest were present – the mayor of Naperville, the deputy council deputy of the Republic of China in Chicago, the secretary of the state of Illinois. Some Shoaling monks have arrived from China to attend the festival. One-hundred thirty-six people took place in the performances and the youngest one was only 3 years old. The performances included martial arts, songs, traditional Kung Fu and lion dances, singing and some ethnic Chinese dances. Lanterns of course were a great part of the celebrations, because they are traditional for China and the most associated symbol of an Asian celebration. The lanterns are really an inseparable part of all kinds of celebrations these days, whether they are about Asian culture or a wedding, or simply a special occasion in a person’s life.
If you have a special occasion of your own coming soon, you can get your wish lantern from today.