Chinese Lantern Festival, with over 500 figures silk giant illuminated from the inside, mixed with folk oriental elements with Catalan cultural and artistic references | The exhibition, 9,000 m2 and installed in the Forum Park, can be visited until March from Tuesday to Sunday
Lighting has been embellishing the streets and squares of Barcelona during Christmas was a few days ago saying goodbye until next November but lovers of light and color are still a good alternative to the Forum Park: Festival of Chinese Lanterns, since the beginning of the Christmas period and until March brings locals and tourists to an ancient tradition of China, with a sample of more than 500 figures giant silk lit from within.
The Lantern Festival is one of the great festivals of China. Held at the height of the Chinese New Year, which this year will take place on February 18, according to the calendar lunar- and during the Moon Festival -a mid August-. These days, the lights are turned on and contemplate, in a tradition that goes back to the I.
In the Catalan capital, the Chinese Lantern Festival translates into a fantastic journey of 9,000 m2 of lights and colors that you visit at night -from 18 to 24 pm, Tuesday to sunday-. The lamps and metal structures, whether great energy saving LED bulbs covered with Chinese silk natural multicolor- measure up to six meters high and 25 meters long and can weigh a ton. The figures are an original design and are handmade by twenty artists from Chinese Zi Gong, in the province of Sichuan. From Thursday to Saturday, in fact, a craft workshop allows the public to learn the hands of two artists, the traditional method of creating lanterns.
From pandas to Gaudí
The route of the festival is divided into seven main areas: the city Traditional Chinese, Tea Zone, the Great Wall, the Chinese Water Garden, Four Seasons, Park Pandas and the Chinese Zodiac. The exhibition also pays tribute to the local art space dedicated to Antoni Gaudí, Miró and Pablo Picasso, with thirty lamps that reinterpret known works of three artists and their trends, such as the Sagrada Familia the woman and bird Park Güell.
Among eight entries and 18 euros can be purchased at the ticket office or http://www.festivaldefanalsxinesos.cat Forum Park.
Courtesy Avantgarde Limousine Barcelona