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September 7 to October 31, 2018
Inspired by the ancient Chinese tradition, this fall event of the Montréal Botanical Garden has been enchanting us since its creation. Glittering lanterns of various shapes illuminate the Chinese Garden and the eyes of thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the magical spectacle.
Artisans in the Shanghai region make each lantern by hand, following the technical drawings designed here, in Montréal. It takes over a month to set up this marvelous decor that uses a green technology to light the lanterns.
The Chinese celebrate nature in thousands of ways. Many of their rituals are intimately linked with the theory of the Five Elements. Water is at the heart of this world view, as the source and binding force of the other four. Water is also associated with the DRAGON. The dragon, representing China as a whole, will be the star of this edition of the lantern festival in the Chinese Garden. It will be accompanied by its nine offspring, protecting the newly restored pavilions.
The Japanese Garden and the First Nations Garden, will also be illuminated.
Sep 7 to Oct 31, 2018: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
$16 to $21