Best Chinese Sky Lanterns

Updated July 2019
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Chinese sky lanterns are used at weddings, birthdays, memorials, funerals, and many other events. They are a beautiful way to honor a lost loved one or celebrate new life. The lanterns are commonly constructed from rice paper, bamboo and fire-resistant string. Newcomers should look for lanterns with pre-attached fuel cells as they are easier to light. On average, most lanterns fly for about 10 minutes, reaching 1,000' -3,000'. For safety reasons, always release your lanterns away from any buildings, in a wide open space with little to no wind. Remember these lanterns aren’t legal in all states. Always check with your local fire department before purchasing.

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