The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Wish Everyone “Happy Chinese New Year”

The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors wished a Happy Chinese New Year to everyone in Manchester to mark the Year of The Rooster.

 

 Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors Chinese New Year Rooster

The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors ©HelenBushe

 

The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors is an art installation modelled on the famous clay army which guards the tomb of the 1st Emperor of China. There are forty lantern warriors representing the original 8,000-strong army.

Chinese lantern making is a tradition dating back over 2,000 years.

They have appeared in iconic locations around the world, including Sydney Harbour, a castle in Prague and the central square in Zagreb.

We were delighted to see them when we came out of the theatre last week. They were attracting a great deal of attention and admiration. They did look stunning.

 

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