Monday, November 2, 2015

Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes.  I hope you had an enjoyable Halloween.  It was rainy, but we had a lot of Trick or Treaters.  My favorite Trick or Treater was our little neighbor boy, a diabetic, who squealed when I gave him some sugar-free gum.  He is the sweetest little guy. 

Today I bring to you some photos from the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival held in Spokane, Washington at Riverfront Park. 
This is the entrance.

 I won't write too much more, but just let you look at the displays.  It was a rainy evening so I didn't bring my best camera. 

It was a fun evening with my girls.  It is hard to tell but, all of these configurations are made of a frame, lights, and a silk-like fabric used in Chinese lanterns.  I know, it looks like plastic, but it is not.

The Chinese dragon was the largest display.

Just a close-up.

There were moving figures in this display.

These were hanging vegetables.  It was one of our favorite displays.

The entertainment was so enjoyable.  This man played a gourd.

This man did the changeable mask dance.

There was food to be eaten and artwork to be bought.  If you ever get a chance to attend an event like this, I highly recommend it.  It is still going on in Spokane for another 14 days.

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Jacqueline said...

Wow that is spectacular!! I can't even imagine how impressive it was in person. You are always so good to go and experience these fun cultural events. Thanks for sharing it.

Pondside said...

Is that an annual event? If so I would definitely look at attending next year. It would make a fun 'whole family' weekend.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

This over the top. How beautiful! I would love to see this in person Joni. Thanks for sharing such a fun event.