Lucky is the new in: lantern inspirations for the Chinese New Year

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Asian Dragon Magazine, Makati Shangri-La, and Chinatown TV opened the Year of the Fire Monkey with an exhibit of hand-made lanterns made by students from different Filipino-Chinese schools in the metro last February 1, 2016.

Lanterns have been long part of the Chinese New Year celebrations dating back to Ancient China, where people believed that hanging lanterns and launching fireworks drove away bad spirits. If you’re planning to create a lantern for this coming New Year to drive out bad spirits and usher in good luck, here are the masterpieces by the kids on display at Makati Shangri-La Manila from February 1 to 12 to give you some inspiration and ideas.

The New Year Blossoms by Saint Jude Catholic School
The New Year Blossoms by Saint Jude Catholic School
Auspicious Fire Monkey Lantern by Northern Rizal Yorklin School and Chinese Lantern Heirloom by Chiang Kai Shek College
Auspicious Fire Monkey Lantern by Northern Rizal Yorklin School and Chinese Lantern Heirloom by Chiang Kai Shek College
Lantern of Blessings by Jubilee Christian Academy and Chinoy Peace Lantern by Xavier School San Juan (via Chinatown TV)
Lantern of Blessings by Jubilee Christian Academy and Chinoy Peace Lantern by Xavier School San Juan (via Chinatown TV)
Pagoda Lantern by Philippine Tiong Se Academy and The Rich Flame by St. Peter the Apostle School (via Chinatown TV)
Pagoda Lantern by Philippine Tiong Se Academy and The Rich Flame by St. Peter the Apostle School (via Chinatown TV)
The Giving Monkey by Philippine Institute of Quezon City
The Giving Monkey by Philippine Institute of Quezon City
The Auspicious Glorious Lantern by St. Stephen's High School
The Auspicious Glorious Lantern by St. Stephen’s High School
Multiple Wishes by Philippine Cultural College
Multiple Wishes by Philippine Cultural College
Bloom by Immaculate Conception Academy
Bloom by Immaculate Conception Academy
The Fusion Jeep by Hope Christian High School
The Fusion Jeep by Hope Christian High School
Virtues Lantern by Xavier School Nuvali
Virtues Lantern by Xavier School Nuvali

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